Definition of Ill-fated

1. Adjective. Marked by or promising bad fortune. "The unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"

Exact synonyms: Doomed, Ill-omened, Ill-starred, Unlucky
Similar to: Unfortunate



Definition of Ill-fated

1. Adjective. Unlucky; doomed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-fated

ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-begotten
ill-being
ill-boding
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-chosen
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-doing
ill-equipped
ill-famed
ill-fated (current term)
ill-fatedly
ill-favored
ill-favoured
ill-favouredness
ill-fed
ill-formed
ill-gotten
ill-gotten gains
ill-humor
ill-humored
ill-humoured
ill-intentioned
ill-judged
ill-mannered

Literary usage of Ill-fated

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1. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... —Stone Calfs Daughter — The Flower of the Wigwam — An ill-fated Journey —Concealed in a Thicket — Threatened with Instant Death—Escape to a Friendly ..."

2. Economic Beginnings of the Far West: How We Won the Land Beyond the Mississippi by Katharine Coman (1912)
"... ill-fated Enterprise. — Meantime great changes had been taking place along the Espiritu Santo, the region that Castaneda had thought a waste of bogs. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Herbert's poems, Latin and English, are of small value. til Buckingham's ill-fated expedition in 1627. ..."

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