Etymology
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ill-fated (adj.)

1710 (Pope), from ill (adv.) + fated.

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Definitions of ill-fated

ill-fated (adj.)
marked by or promising bad fortune; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott;
an ill-fated business venture
Synonyms: doomed / ill-omened / ill-starred / unlucky
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