Definition of Hapless

1. Adjective. Deserving or inciting pity. "A wretched life"




Definition of Hapless

1. a. Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid.

Definition of Hapless

1. Adjective. Very unlucky; ill-fated. ¹

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Definition of Hapless

1. luckless [adj] - See also: luckless

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hapless

haphazardous
haphazardously
haphazardries
haphazardry
haphazards
haphephobia
haphtara
haphtarah
haphtarahs
haphtaras
haphtarot
haphtaroth
hapkeite
hapkido
hapkidos
hapless (current term)
haplessly
haplessness
haplessnesses
haplite
haplites
haplo-
haplobiontic
haplochromine
haplodeficient
haplodiploids
haplodont
haplographies
haplography

Literary usage of Hapless

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"S. How cruel \ Amid his hapless victim's spoil. Lns, on Back of Bank Note. A hapless lover courts thy lay, S. О stay, sweet warbling t And curse the ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"But think, — not long the time has been, That thou wert wont to sigh unseen, And wouldst the ditties best approve That told some lay of hapless love. ..."

3. History of the English People by John Richard Green (1899)
"But his submission failed to avert his doom; and the death of the duke drew with it the imprisonment in the Tower of the hapless girl whom he had made the ..."

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