- ill-starred ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unlucky.
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Ill-starred — a. Fated to be unfortunate; unlucky; as, an ill starred man or day. Syn: ill fated, ill omened, unlucky. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ill-starred — adj literary unlucky and likely to cause or experience a lot of problems or unhappiness ▪ an ill starred love affair … Dictionary of contemporary English
ill-starred — ill fated, disastrous, *unlucky, unfortunate, calamitous, luckless, hapless Analogous words: malefic, malign, baleful, *sinister: *ominous, portentous, fateful … New Dictionary of Synonyms
ill-starred — ill′ starred′ adj. unlucky; ill fated • Etymology: 1595–1605 … From formal English to slang
ill-starred — index ominous, portentous (ominous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ill-starred — [ ,ıl stard ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY not lucky and likely to fail, cause problems, or have problems … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
ill-starred — [il′stärd′] adj. [< astrological notion of being born or conceived under an evil star] unlucky or doomed to disaster … English World dictionary
ill-starred — /il stahrd /, adj. 1. doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill fated; unlucky: an ill starred enterprise. 2. disastrous: an ill starred marriage. [1595 1605] * * * … Universalium
ill-starred — ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe something or someone as ill starred, you mean that they were unlucky or unsuccessful. [LITERARY] ...an ill starred attempt to create jobs in Northern Ireland … English dictionary
ill-starred — adjective marked by or promising bad fortune (Freq. 3) 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 • Syn: ↑doomed, ↑ill f … Useful english dictionary