from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Opposed by fate; ill-fated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Born under a malignant star; ill-fated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Poetic Not favored by the stars; ill-fated.

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  • adjective ill-fated by destiny, the fate of the person being “written in the stars”.


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  • "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

    A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

    Whole misadventured piteous overthrows

    Do with their death bury their parents' strife."

    Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Prologue

    October 3, 2007