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Definition of "ill-fated" []

  • Destined for misfortune; doomed. (adjective)
  • Marked by or causing misfortune; unlucky. See Synonyms at unfortunate. (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 "ill-fated" in a sentence
  • "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."