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Definition 1: having momentous consequences; of decisive importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fateful 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 fateful in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 2: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a fatal series of events

Synonyms for fateful in the sense of this definition

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

"the inevitable result"

Definition 3: ominously prophetic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for fateful in the sense of this definition

(fateful is similar to ...) foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

"prophetic writings" "prophetic powers" "words that proved prophetic"

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

Samples where fateful 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 fateful in the sense of this definition

(fateful 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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