ill-fated

adjective
ill-fat·​ed | \ ˈil-ˈfā-təd How to pronounce ill-fated (audio) \

Definition of ill-fated

1 : having or destined to a hapless fate : unfortunate an ill-fated expedition
2 : that causes or marks the beginning of misfortune

First Known Use of ill-fated

1710, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ill-fated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-fated. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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ill-fated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ill-fated

: ending in disaster : very unlucky

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