destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end: an ill-fated voyage.
bringing bad fortune.
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How to use ill-fated in a sentence
There was the ill-fated reelection campaign of Senator Kay Hagan in North Carolina, who lost to Republican Thom Tillis.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perry has associated with Barbour since at least 2012, when Barbour served on his ill-fated but memorable presidential campaign.Tea Party Unloads on 'Complete Imbecile' Rick Perry | Olivia Nuzzi | September 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This appears to glorify a crime,” said Cheek, “as does the apparent emphasis on their illegal and ill-fated invasion.The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum's Selective History | Michael Luongo | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Republicans cast her ill-fated health care policy task force as a “shadow government.”
Up until his ill-fated Republican presidential primary run, Perry had never lost an election in his entire life.Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016 | Myra Adams | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"It is ill-fated;" and Alessandro blamed himself for having forgotten her only association with the name.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
How little did she realize the long drawn-out agony that was even then beginning for her sisters in that ill-fated entrenchment!The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Then we were again in motion, and the ill-fated town of Karinjah, now a heap of smouldering ruins, was soon far behind us.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
I was one of the 109 Union officers who passed through the tunnel, and one of the ill-fated 48 that were retaken.
After the ill-fated revolt of the Mountain on June 13, there was no hope of diversion from the republicans at Paris.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
British Dictionary definitions for ill-fated
doomed or unlucky: an ill-fated marriage
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