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ill-fated

[il-fey-tid] /ˈɪlˈfeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end:
an ill-fated voyage.
2.
bringing bad fortune.
Origin of ill-fated
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10
Synonyms
1. doomed, hapless, ill-starred, jinxed.
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  • A seeker for omens might have said that the heavens were weeping over our ill-fated venture.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "ill-fated, indeed, an all accounts be true," returned Crispin in a maudlin voice.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • “There passed the last of an ill-fated line,” said the lawyer, reflectively.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • He also conversed with the ill-fated Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Achilles.

  • They were at least 2000 yards in front of the ill-fated A Battery, and must have been captured.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
British Dictionary definitions for ill-fated

ill-fated

adjective
1.
doomed or unlucky: an ill-fated marriage
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