ill-starred

adjective
\ ˈil-ˈstärd How to pronounce ill-starred (audio) \

Definition of ill-starred

: ill-fated, unlucky an ill-starred venture

First Known Use of ill-starred

1604, in the meaning defined above

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“Ill-starred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-starred. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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ill-starred

adjective
How to pronounce ill-starred (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ill-starred

literary : very unlucky : certain to end in disaster

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