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Meaning of FATAL

Pronunciation:  'feytl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
  2. [adj]  having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"
  3. [adj]  bringing death
  4. [adj]  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "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"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"

FATAL is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: black, calamitous, deadly, deathly, decisive, disastrous, fateful, inevitable, lethal, mortal, terminal, unfortunate
 Antonyms: nonfatal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa"tal\, a. [L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See
1. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny;
   necessary; inevitable. [R.]

         These thing are fatal and necessary.  --Tillotson.

         It was fatal to the king to fight for his money.

2. Foreboding death or great disaster. [R.]

         That fatal screech owl to our house That nothing
         sung but death to us and ours.        --Shak.

3. Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive;
   calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal
   day; a fatal error.

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