from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Ill-fated; unlucky. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
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- adj. doomed to a bad fate; hapless
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fated to be unfortunate; unlucky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Under the influence of an evil star; hence, fated to be unfortunate; ill-omened.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by or promising bad fortune
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But he has now recollected, one assumes through a careful review of his files, that he did indeed transmit warnings to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, although it is unclear whether Peter MacKay or the ill-starred Maxime Bernier held that office at the time.
Canada's DMCA: unnecessary, ill-starred and doomed - Boing Boing
By 2012, Palin will be among the smallest footnotes of American political history, but you have to give her credit: she certainly helped sink the ill-starred candidacy of John McCain.
The other is Queen Catherine Parr, who had been his friend before she had the dubious honor of becoming the last of Henry VIII's six, mostly ill-starred wives.
As we read on to learn the characters' uncertain fates and the outcome of an assortment of thwarted or ill-starred romances, the novel is so enjoyable that it's easy to miss the more serious moral questions Goodman means to ask.
He had an ill-starred spell in August, too, when Ipswich let in 12 goals in two games.
He became "hungry" after two years away from dug-outs, taken by the "long-term objective" and recognising the need to be "more patient" after an ill-starred spell at Derby.
Neither of those ill-starred projects drew on truly innovative ideas or tactical maneuvers.
It's a century since Captain Scott's ill-starred expedition to the south pole.
The club's record signing has struggled for fitness and consistent form for over a year and often appeared disillusioned during Roy Hodgson's ill-starred reign.