ill-starred

[il-stahrd]

adjective

doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill-fated; unlucky: an ill-starred enterprise.
disastrous: an ill-starred marriage.

Nearby words

  1. ill-natured,
  2. ill-omened,
  3. ill-prepared,
  4. ill-sorted,
  5. ill-spent,
  6. ill-suited,
  7. ill-tempered,
  8. ill-timed,
  9. ill-treat,
  10. ill-treatment

Origin of ill-starred

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for ill-starred

ill-starred

adjective

unlucky; unfortunate; ill-fated
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