ill-fated

[ il-fey-tid ]
/ ˈɪlˈfeɪ tɪd /

adjective

destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end: an ill-fated voyage.
bringing bad fortune.

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Origin of ill-fated

First recorded in 1700–10

SYNONYMS FOR ill-fated

1 doomed, hapless, ill-starred, jinxed.
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-fated

ill-fated

adjective

doomed or unluckyan ill-fated marriage
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