Meaning of “hapless” in the English Dictionary

"hapless" in British English

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haplessadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈhæp.ləs/ us /ˈhæp.ləs/ formal

(Definition of “hapless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hapless" in American English

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haplessadjective

us /ˈhæp·ləs/

unlucky:

hapless victims of the earthquake

(Definition of “hapless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)