- thwarted or opposed by the stars; ill-fated: star-crossed lovers.
Origin of star-crossed
First recorded in 1585–95
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This was but the beginning of the tragedy of this pair of star-crossed lovers.Tales from Shakespeare
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Star-crossed always, doomed, fated always to be upset by such unforeseen evil chances!
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- dogged by ill luck; destined to misfortune
C16: from cross (in the sense: thwart): so called because of the astrological belief that the stars affect people's destinies
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