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star-crossed

[ stahr-krawst, -krost ]
/ ˈstɑrˌkrɔst, -ˌkrɒst /
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adjective
thwarted or opposed by the stars; ill-fated: star-crossed lovers.
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Origin of star-crossed

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for star-crossed

star-crossed

adjective
dogged by ill luck; destined to misfortune

Word Origin for star-crossed

C16: from cross (in the sense: thwart): so called because of the astrological belief that the stars affect people's destinies
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