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[stahr-krawst, -krost]
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  1. 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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Related Words for star-crossed

cursed, damned, disastrous, ill-fated, luckless, unfortunate, unlucky, catastrophic, ill-omened, ill-starred

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  1. dogged by ill luck; destined to misfortune
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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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