Definition of star-crossed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

star-crossed

 adjective
adjective
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not able to be happy because of bad luck or fate Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet Word Originfirst used by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet (1597).
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