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ill-fated

[il-fey-tid] /ˈɪlˈfeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end:
an ill-fated voyage.
2.
bringing bad fortune.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
Synonyms
1. doomed, hapless, ill-starred, jinxed.
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-fated

ill-fated

adjective
1.
doomed or unlucky: an ill-fated marriage
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