Definition Of ill-starred
destined to fail or have many difficulties; unlucky.
an ill-starred expedition
Example Of ill-starred
After King Charles VIII's ill-starred invasion of Italy, survivors of his guard settled in a remote village in the north of the peninsula where, to this day, the inhabitants wear tartan.
Almost 5000 Allied troops died that day, and Capa, the ill-starred gambler, was fortunate not to be among the dead.
During his ultimately ill-starred tenure in Manchester, Brandon's only achievement of note was taking Britain's best-supported side to the play-off semi-finals.
Ever since Atlanta's ill-starred Olympics of 1996, it has been accepted that good transport is the key to every major sporting event.
From memory, the ill-starred City Life also began with someone being dispatched by a road accident, in which core characters connected to him were involved.