Definition of ill-fated in English:

ill-fated

adjective

  • Destined to fail or have bad luck.

    ‘an ill-fated expedition’
    • ‘The venture is an update of an earlier ill-fated Take Back scheme which collected just 50,000 old mobiles last year.’
    • ‘As recovery teams search for parts of the ill-fated plane, families of the victims grieved.’
    • ‘He was responsible for the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915 which had features similar to the present day.’
    • ‘Several of his films were shot in the US, including the ill-fated Hammett and the acclaimed Paris, Texas.’
    • ‘The council managed funds for the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars.’
    • ‘Was it an ill-fated adventure from the start, or has Scotland's summer tour of New Zealand actually been a roaring success?’
    • ‘Meanwhile, his ill-fated final voyage was a sign that England was not yet ready for the big leagues.’
    • ‘Then there are those who lost large amounts of money investing in ill-fated dot-com floats three years ago.’
    • ‘As his life bounces from Brenda to Brenda in a series of ill-fated relationships, he shows no sign of learning anything from any of them.’
    • ‘Capt Oates was part of the ill-fated Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott in 1910.’
    • ‘And his story of this ill-fated expedition in search of the inland sea is called Bright Planet.’
    • ‘In 1956 he moved to South Africa to what was to be an ill-fated attempt at studying medicine in Cape Town.’
    • ‘Ten days later the ill-fated invasion took place at the Bay of Pigs and Tad's byline was on the front page.’
    • ‘Their original plan had been to emigrate to Lyme Regis, but an ill-fated pregnancy and the First World War intervened.’
    • ‘The Studio will be transformed into one of Harrogate's spookiest venues for the true story of an ill-fated Victorian family.’
    • ‘After a ten-hour coach trip, they found accommodation, dropped off their bags and began to relax on the ill-fated beach.’
    • ‘BT was carrying billions of pounds of debt from a number of ill-fated overseas ventures at the time, and was in dire need of treatment.’
    • ‘Yes, that ill-fated Monday morning came to pass with many a tired groan.’
    • ‘He said the four doors of the ill-fated coach were bolted though he could not say whether they were closed from inside or outside.’
    • ‘After the ill-fated attempt to drag it to Stonehenge, the notorious bluestone has finally reached its new home on the back of a lorry.’
    doomed, blighted, condemned, damned, cursed, ill-starred, ill-omened, jinxed
    unlucky, luckless, unfortunate, hapless, unhappy
    star-crossed
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Pronunciation:

ill-fated

/ˈil ˈˌfādid/