ill-starred

[il-stahrd]
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adjective
  1. doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill-fated; unlucky: an ill-starred enterprise.
  2. disastrous: an ill-starred marriage.

Origin of ill-starred

First recorded in 1595–1605
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ill-starred

adjective
  1. unlucky; unfortunate; ill-fated
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