[ il-fey-tid ]
/ ˈɪlˈfeɪ tɪd /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ill-fated

British Dictionary definitions for ill-fated



doomed or unluckyan ill-fated marriage
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