Definition of hapless:
short, luckless, woeful, bugger, unworthy, execrable, scummy, suffering, measly, star-crossed, ill-fated, hard-luck, low, low-down, mite, pathetic, poor, paltry, sorry, ugly, worthless, unlucky, lamentable, pitiful, unfortunate, silly, luck, bastard, loser, sad, abject, inadequate, critter, misfortunate, poor sod, wretched, ill-starred, snakebit, unhappy, ridiculous, jinxed, despicable, slimy, vile, miserable, pitiable, piteous, wretch, distressing, scurvy, untoward, deplorable.
- "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
- "Rainbow Hill", Josephine Lawrence.
- "The Nibelungenlied", Unknown.