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Definition 1: bringing death - [adjective denoting all]

(fatal is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing death

"a fatal accident" "a deadly enemy" "mortal combat" "a mortal illness"

(fatal is similar to ...) of an instrument of certain death

"deadly poisons" "lethal weapon" "a lethal injection"

(fatal is similar to ...) causing or ending in or approaching death

"a terminal patient" "terminal cancer"

Definition 2: having momentous consequences; of decisive importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fatal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea
  • the fatal day of the election finally arrived

Synonyms for fatal in the sense of this definition

(fatal is similar to ...) determining or having the power to determine an outcome

"cast the decisive vote" "two factors had a decisive influence"

Definition 3: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fatal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fatal series of events

Synonyms for fatal in the sense of this definition

(fatal is similar to ...) incapable of being avoided or prevented

"the inevitable result"

Definition 4: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fatal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market crashed on Black Friday
  • a calamitous defeat
  • the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
  • such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory
  • it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it
  • a fateful error

Synonyms for fatal in the sense of this definition

(fatal is similar to ...) 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"

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