American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Destined for misfortune; doomed.
- adj. Marked by or causing misfortune; unlucky. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bringing bad fortune.
- Having bad fortune.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. marked by or promising bad fortune; unsuccessful.
- adj. marked by or promising bad fortune
- From ill- + fated. (Wiktionary)
“Referring to the ill-fated takeover of the Mavi Marmara by Israeli commandos, Aznar said in 2010 that the world must support Israel because "if it goes down, we all go down.”
“The OPEN sign is off for good at Olives Cafe & Wine Bar aka the ill-fated Il Buffone in downtown Edmonds.”
“The layoffs comes less than three months after H-P's ill-fated TouchPad, touted as a competitor to Apple Inc.'s iPad, first went on sale.”
“Hewlett-Packard Co. raised eyebrows last month when it slashed the price of its ill-fated tablet computer less than two months after it hit the market.”
“The cash equities, equity capital markets and mergers-and-acquisitions units—legacies of the ill-fated 2007 acquisition of ABN Amro—are currently loss-making and will be closed or sold.”
“Like the ill-fated British Light Brigade's charge against the Russians in the Crimean War, Pittsburgh's strategy was a suicide mission.”
“Last fall, Laura Benanti played a Playboy bunny on the ill-fated NBC show "The Playboy Club.”
“Shortly after the ill-fated acquisition of ABN Amro in 2007, RBS had to be bailed out by the U.K. government, which pumped £45.5 billion $70.5 billion into the lender.”
“Both Paul and Rep. Giffords had unwillingly joined a large, ill-fated club: people of all ages with traumatic brain injuries.”
“Bin Laden knew that the inevitable large-scale killings of civilians and blatant neo-imperialist agenda inherent in such ill-fated efforts would radicalize a whole new generation of extremists to bin Laden's cult-like heresy in the name of Islam.”
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