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Synonyms for fatal
ˈfeɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatal(adj)

    bringing death

    Synonyms:
    fateful, disastrous, calamitous, black

    Antonyms:
    avertible, avertable, indecisive, fortunate, nonlethal, nonfatal, evitable, avoidable

  2. fateful, fatal(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"

    Synonyms:
    fateful, disastrous, portentous, calamitous, black, foreboding(a)

    Antonyms:
    avertible, avoidable, fortunate, avertable, indecisive, nonlethal, evitable, nonfatal

  3. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(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"

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, inglorious, portentous, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    avoidable, nonlethal, nonfatal, evitable, avertible, indecisive, avertable, fortunate

  4. fatal, fateful(adj)

    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    "a fatal series of events"

    Synonyms:
    fateful, disastrous, portentous, calamitous, black, foreboding(a)

    Antonyms:
    nonfatal, avertible, nonlethal, indecisive, fortunate, evitable, avoidable, avertable

Wiktionary

  1. fatal(adjective)

    Foreboding death or great disaster.

    Synonyms:
    terminal

  2. fatal(adjective)

    Causing death or destruction

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, deadly, mortal, destructive

  3. fatal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    necessary, inevitable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fatal

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, deadly, destructive, mortal, lethal

    Antonyms:
    beneficial, wholesome, nutritious, vitalizing, salubrious, restorative, slight, superficial, harmless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fatal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deadly, mortal, LETHAL

  2. fatal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, destructive, ruinous, mischievous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fatal(a)

    Synonyms:
    mortal, deadly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deadly, lethal, mortal, life-threatening, fateful, unrecoverable, disastrous, killer, murderous

How to pronounce fatal?

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How to use fatal in a sentence?

  1. Dane Phillips:

    It was not a one-off, the narrow streets in Whitecross in Hereford are used as rat-runs by drivers looking to get in and out of the city, it could have been a child that was hit. It was a big car and it could easily have been a fatal accident. Id just like to raise awareness, in the hope that this doesnt happen to anyone else.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human:

    No one now dies of fatal truths; there are too many antidotes to them.

  3. August Strindberg:

    I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.

  4. Atlanta Police Department:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Officer integrity goes to the heart of what we do here every single day, Chief Erika Shields said in a statement. Its imperative the public have trust in our word and our actions. Its extremely disappointing to see the victim of a fatal shooting be victimized twice by the actions of one of our officers.

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

    Words have consequences like saying we have an invasion on our border and talking about people as though they were different in some fatal way, i think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions.


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