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Meaning of HAPLESS

Pronunciation:  'haplis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "couldn't rescue the poor fellow"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

HAPLESS is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, unfortunate, wretched



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hap"less\, a.
Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy;
as, hapless youth; hapless maid. --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: badly off, depressed, dire, donsie, doomful, evil-starred, fatal, fortuneless, funest, ill off, ill-fated, ill-starred, in adverse circumstances, inauspicious, infelicitous, luckless, miserable, ominous, out of luck, planet-struck, sad, short of luck, star-crossed, unblessed, underprivileged, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, unprosperous, unprovidential, untoward, woeful, wretched