How is luck different from skill? What's the definition of luck?
- 1 month agoBest Answer
Luck is a chance. For example, an individual may, or may not, get what they desire; attainment of a particular goal does not depend on skill, even if skill has been applied. A skill is an attribute a person possesses--that person may be skilled in playing musical instruments, playing football, or playing cards. Applying those skills toward a specific goal should give a person a better shot at achieving the goal, but having the skill doesn't guarantee that success. So, like it or not, we're back to luck!
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
Don't you know how to look words up in a dictionary? These words have nothing in common.
Obviously 'luck' is when something good happens to you without your effort, whereas few people can acquire a 'skill' without working, training, practice.
- JenniferLv 61 month ago
Skill involves talent, luck is just something that happens for no reason.
- 1 month ago
Luck means ending up getting good things and skill means to learn a particular talent.
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- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
luck is used to describe a random result that is not predictable and cannot be controlled. A probabilistic result. We usually think of luck as good luck (getting the desired result more often than simple chance would make you expect), although it follows that one can have bad luck (getting the desired result a lot less than chance would normally be expected to provide).
We would not say someone was lucky when they ended up losing way more than chance would normally provide. they would be Unlucky.
Skill refers to the application of experience and practice to exercise control on an outcome. There will always be some chance (some luck) possible, but the skill limits the range where luck matters.
- John PLv 71 month ago
"Luck" is letting things happen, not bothering to help a idea along. "Skill" is the mental means for helping things along.
I am surprised to see the notion that anybody could confuse the meanings of those two words. Who is teaching you English? Possibly you should try to find a different teacher.
- LaurieLv 71 month ago
Skill is learned. Luck is unpredictable and unanticipated.
- 1 month ago
luck happens to you by chance without you having to work at it whereas skill is something you work at
- GregLv 71 month ago
Luck implies random happening. A skill is something you can do.
- Anonymous1 month ago
A simple google for your query would return => success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.