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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. destined to an unhappy fate:

    an ill-fated voyage.

  2. bringing bad fortune.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky(adj)

    marked by or promising bad fortune

    "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott


  1. ill-fated(Adjective)

    Unlucky; doomed.

    My grandfather was originally scheduled to travel on the ill-fated last voyage of the RMS Lusitania, but thankfully had to change his plans at the last minute.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


ending in, or bringing, disaster

an ill-fated expedition.

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