ill–fated

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adjective ill–fat·ed \ˈil-ˈfā-təd\

Definition of ill–fated

  1. 1 :  having or destined to a hapless fate :  unfortunate an ill–fated expedition

  2. 2 :  that causes or marks the beginning of misfortune

First Known Use of ill–fated

1710


ILL–FATED Defined for English Language Learners

ill-fated

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Definition of ill–fated for English Language Learners

  • : ending in disaster : very unlucky


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