An unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "ill luck" in a sentence
"Lieutenant Colonel Nagel, the OKH liaison officer with Guderian's headquarters, was recalled to the army group at Borisov, where as ill luck would have it,"
"A kind of untoward fate seems inherent in the characters of some persons and makes them the victims of all the ill luck on the road."
"He was certainly unaggressive about his interests, and yet a kind of ill luck seemed to dog his footsteps: for example, once he was to ask a former student to investigate for him a position with a civic welfare organization in New York, and the student was to comply—only to take the job for himself."