1. [syn: doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
ill-fated \ill-fated\ adj.
1. marked by or promising bad fortune; unsuccessful; as, an
ill-fated business venture.
Syn: ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky.
[WordNet 1.5] Ill-favored
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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 [syn:
doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "ill-fated":
apocalyptic, bad, baleful, baneful, black, bodeful, boding, dark,
dire, doomful, dreary, evil, evil-starred, fateful, foreboding,
gloomy, ill, ill-boding, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious,
lowering, menacing, of evil portent, ominous, portending,
portentous, sinister, somber, threatening, unfavorable,
unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward