Word – Hapless
Hapless – Word of the Day
[adjective]: unfortunate, unlucky
The first mention of this word was found in the 1400s during the times of the late Middle English. The origin of this word came with the combination of two different English words – ‘hap’ meaning good fortune and ‘less.’
- The war makes many children hapless victims of its side-effects.
- The entire village situated in the coastal area is the hapless victim of the hurricane.
- Because of the bad weather, hapless passengers had to be stranded on the airport for three days.
- Snowstorms caught several of the hapless hikers.
- The hapless man was found guilty of the crime he didn’t commit and had to bear the reprimandation of the court.
- The children encircled the hapless cow, beating it and making it run faster than it could.
- The entire burden of looking after the lost dog fell on the old hapless woman who could not even walk straight.
- In the nick of time, one of their hapless family members was found bankrupt and on the road.
- When he lost both his job and wife on the same day, he knew his hapless and miserable days were starting.
- During the economic crisis, plenty of hapless business owners went bankrupt.
- The newspaper published a story on hapless children who get kidnaped and are forced to beg on the streets.
- In the latest movie, two hapless lovers get separated because of their caste differences.
- The hapless mouse could not escape from the trap.