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    hapless

    hapless - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hapless

    Definition
    (adj) deserving or inciting pity
    Example Sentence
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hapless

relate it to helpless

'Hap' – luck …’ hapless’ - unlucky.

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break it to happyness +less so a person who is not happy is unfortunate

Hapless - Recently there was an earthquake in Haiti which destroyed most of that country so we can say ----> Residents of Haiti were hapless. HA is in Haiti and hapless both

HAPPY-LESS

Due to rain race lap is less so no chance or luck of winning

"oh no, I wish this HAPpened LESS! I'm so unfortunate"