V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: without luck, unfortunate
Synonyms: unlucky, unfortunate
Antonyms: lucky, fortunate
Tips: Someone who is hapless usually incites pity. It is a stronger word than either unlucky or unfortunate and usually denotes both.
The hapless wanderer could find no resting place and suffered another night in the bitter cold. (unlucky, pitiable)
The hapless refugees were driven from their homes, families, and way of life. (unfortunate)
We were the hapless victims of a fire, just after our insurance policy expired. (unlucky, unfortunate)
The hapless employees lost their pension, 401K, and in some cases, their entire retirement when the company went defunct. (unfortunate, unlucky)
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