: ill-fated, unlucky
an ill-starred venture

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-starred was in 1604

Dictionary Entries Near ill-starred

Cite this Entry

“Ill-starred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-starred. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: ill-fated, unlucky
ill-starred lovers
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