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Definition of "star-crossed" [star•-crossed]

  • Opposed by fate; ill-fated: star-crossed lovers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "star-crossed" in a sentence
  • "In other words, Tuesday's game is exactly the sort of star-crossed drama that Euro qualifying isn't likely to produce anymore as it becomes nearly as easy to qualify as to get knocked out."
  • "A pair of star-crossed lovers is a polite way to describe your beginning."
  • "Some believe that they will interpret the holiday differently, by attending the séances of star-crossed lovers or organizing chocolate truffle purging contests, but others think that they will engage in all the traditional activities of Valentine's Day, like having candlelit dinners or watching romantic comedies."