ill-fated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ill- +‎ fated.

Adjective[edit]

ill-fated (comparative more ill-fated, superlative most ill-fated)

  1. Unlucky; doomed.
    My grandfather was originally scheduled to travel on the ill-fated last voyage of the RMS Lusitania, but thankfully had to change his plans at the last minute.
    • 2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      Despite his ill-fated spell at Anfield, he received a warm reception from the same Liverpool fans he struggled to win over before being sacked midway through last season.