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English definition of “hapless”

hapless

adjective [before noun]     /ˈhæp.ləs/ formal
unlucky and usually unhappy: Many children are hapless victims of this war.Good luck and bad luckFeeling sad and unhappy haplessly     /-li/ adverb formal
(Definition of hapless adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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