Adjective "hapless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of a person) unfortunate.
  1. 'It's unfair to blame the hapless candidate, of course, for her party's shortcomings.'
  2. 'It is not merely hapless tourists that are suffering in this unstable climate.'
  3. 'The hapless Sailor briefly stopped the onslaught when he scored three minutes later, but to no avail.'
  4. 'Some went as far as singing besura love songs outside the hapless girl's house.'
  5. 'Speer is no hapless victim caught in sadistic forces beyond his control.'
  6. 'To be fair to the hapless reporter, I think he was rather embarrassed about this assignment.'
  7. 'How much compensation was offered to the poor hapless farmers is not a state secret.'
  8. 'What about his grotesque decision to psychoanalyse his own daughter, the hapless Anna?'
  9. 'Jeffrey is pretty hapless, and a very funny spoof of an irritating circuit queen.'
  10. 'Remember what Antoine de Boursin did to the hapless employees at Bunsen Burners International?'


1. unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.

More examples(as adjective)

"victims can be hapless."

"investors can be hapless."

"people can be hapless."

"trios can be hapless."

"bands can be hapless."

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Late Middle English: from hap (in the early sense ‘good fortune’) + -less.