ill-starred


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ill-starred

(ĭl′stärd′)
adj.
Ill-fated; unlucky. See Synonyms at unfortunate.

ill-starred

adj
unlucky; unfortunate; ill-fated

ill′-starred′



adj.
unlucky; ill-fated.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-starred - marked by or promising bad fortuneill-starred - marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

ill-starred

adjective doomed, unfortunate, unlucky, unhappy, hapless, inauspicious, star-crossed, ill-omened, ill-fated an ill-starred attempt to create jobs in a deprived area

ill-starred

adjective
Involving or undergoing chance misfortune:
Translations

ill-starred

[ˈɪlˈstɑːd] ADJmalhadado, malogrado

ill-starred

[ɪlˈstɑːd] adj (liter) (person) → nato/a sotto una cattiva stella; (day) → sfortunato/a
References in classic literature ?
Deprived by an ill-starred fortune of that self-confidence which strengthens the hands of an armed host, impaired in skill but not in courage, it may safely be said that our adversaries managed yet to make a better fight of it in 1797 than they did in 1793.
Poet and sportsman, mystic and man of this world, a great polo player, and the passionate lover of one beautiful woman whose ill-starred fate inspired Po Chu-i, the tenderest of all their singers,** Ming Huang is more to literature than to history.
Would that he had died in my arms, for so both his ill-starred mother who bore him, and myself, should have had the comfort of weeping and mourning over him.
They showed us the noisome cell where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.
Blushing up to the very roots of his white hair, he turned aside his glance, and raised his foot that he might leave this ill-starred place.
Discipline, what there was of it originally, had been the very first thing to perish aboard our ill-starred ship; the officers, I am afraid, were not much better than poor Ready made them out
They had proceeded scarce a hundred yards when they came suddenly upon a broad stream, which the Negro instantly recognized as that down which he and his warriors had paddled to the sea upon their ill-starred expedition.
Upon the Sandwich Islands it has been employed with no small success in the treatment of scrofulous affections, and in combating the ravages of a disease for whose frightful inroads the ill-starred inhabitants of that group are indebted to their foreign benefactors.
Almost every day of that ill-starred vacation it stormed fiercely; and even on fine days it drifted unceasingly.
At last the impenetrable man felt the influence of the sex; at last he knew the passion of love misplaced, ill-starred, hopeless love, for a woman who was young enough to be his child.
Snagsby and proceeds to make that ill-starred stationer, already sufficiently confused, the immediate recipient of his discourse.
Would that I were son to one who had grown old upon his own estates, for, since you ask me, there is no more ill-starred man under heaven than he who they tell me is my father.