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. when...it 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