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{adj: apotropaic} having the power to prevent evil or bad luck



{adj: bad} having undesirable or negative qualities
"a bad report card"
"his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"
"a bad little boy"
"clothes in bad shape"
"a bad cut"
"bad luck"
"the news was very bad"
"the reviews were bad"
"the pay is bad"
"it was a bad light for reading"
"the movie was a bad choice"
<-> good

{adv: unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas} by bad luck
"unfortunately it rained all day"
"alas, I cannot stay"
<-> fortunately, luckily

{n: bad luck, mischance, mishap} an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

{n: good fortune, luckiness, good luck} an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
<-> bad luck, misfortune

{n: hard cheese} bad luck

{n: hoodoo} something believed to bring bad luck

{n: jonah, jinx} a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

{n: luck, fortune, chance, hazard} an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"
"we ran into each other by pure chance"

{n: misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck} an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
<-> good fortune, good luck

{n: misfortune, bad luck} unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

{n: streak, run} an unbroken series of events
"had a streak of bad luck"
"Nicklaus had a run of birdies"


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