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Synonyms for fateful

Synonyms for (adjective) fateful

Synonyms: fatal, fateful Definition: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined Usage: a fatal series of events

Similar words: inevitable Definition: incapable of being avoided or prevented Usage: the inevitable result

Synonyms: fatal, fateful Definition: having momentous consequences; of decisive importance Usage: that fateful meeting of the U.N. declared war on North Korea- Saturday Rev; the fatal day of the election finally arrived

Similar words: decisive Definition: determining or having the power to determine an outcome Usage: cast the decisive vote; two factors had a decisive influence

Synonyms: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful, disastrous Definition: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin Usage: 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

Similar words: unfortunate Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned

Synonyms: foreboding, fateful, portentous Definition: ominously prophetic

Similar words: prophetic, prophetical Definition: foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention Usage: prophetic writings; prophetic powers; words that proved prophetic