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Meaning of FATEFUL

Pronunciation:  'feytful

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]  (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"
  4. [adj]  of ominous significance

FATEFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: black, calamitous, decisive, disastrous, fatal, foreboding(a), inevitable, portentous, prophetic, prophetical, unfortunate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fate"ful\, a. .
Having the power of serving or accomplishing fate. ``The
fateful steel.'' --J. Barlow.

2. Significant of fate; ominous.

         The fateful cawings of the crow.      --Longfellow.
   -- {Fate"ful*ly}, adv.- {Fate"ful*ness}, n.

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