ill-fated ill-fated adj. 1. marked by or promising bad fortune; unsuccessful; as, an ill-fated business venture.

Syn: ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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