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Synonyms for fatefulˈfeɪt fəl

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  1. 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:
    fatal, fateful, disastrous, portentous, calamitous, black, foreboding(a)

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, avertable, avertible, avoidable, indecisive, evitable, unprophetic

  2. fateful, foreboding(a), portentous(adj)

    ominously prophetic

    Antonyms:
    evitable, avertable, unprophetic, indecisive, avertible, avoidable, fortunate

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

    Antonyms:
    indecisive, avoidable, avertible, evitable, unprophetic, fortunate, avertable

  4. fatal, fateful(adj)

    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    "a fatal series of events"

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

    Antonyms:
    avertable, evitable, fortunate, avoidable, unprophetic, indecisive, avertible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

fatal, disastrous, make-or-break

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#271black
#1640dark
#8192fatal
#9389dim
#14856grim
#19559sinister
#22839disastrous
#25029bleak
#25042bootleg
#29867shameful
#34766blackened
#41643contraband
#42259fateful
#45257disgraceful
#45349smuggled
#117416mordant
#121753ignominious
#127931calamitous
#129078portentous
#140999smutty
#157749inglorious
#285694opprobrious

Translations for fateful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • неизбежен, предопределен, съдбовен, съдбоносенBulgarian
  • verhängnisvoll, schicksalhaft, vorbestimmtGerman
  • fatidique, décisifFrench
  • fatidicus, fatidicumLatin
  • noodlottigDutch
  • fatídicoPortuguese
  • судьбоносный, роковойRussian
  • ödesbestämd, förutbestämd, ödesdigerSwedish
  • 決定命運Chinese

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