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: ill-fated, unlucky
an ill-starred venture
hapless, hard-luck, ill-fated, jinxed, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky
fortunate, happy, lucky
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: very unlucky : certain to end in disaster
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