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Synonyms for fateful
ˈfeɪt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  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, 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, 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, disastrous, portentous, calamitous, black, foreboding(a)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fateful(a)

    Synonyms:
    ominous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fateful":

    fatal, disastrous, make-or-break

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How to use fateful in a sentence?

  1. The Israeli prime minister:

    I’m going to Washington on a fateful, even historic, mission, i feel that I am an emissary of all Israel's citizens, even those who do not agree with me, and of the entire Jewish people.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle. We must close this gap. We can close this gap.

  3. Uma Thurman:

    We had a fateful fight at Soho House in New York in 2004 and we were shouting at each other because he wouldn’t let me see the footage and he told me that was what they had all decided.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.

  5. Benny Gantz:

    These are fateful times both for Israel's borders and character, as well as its democratic fabric, the peace plan devised by President Trump will go down in history as a meaningful landmark mapping the way for the different players in the Middle East to finally move forward towards an historical and regional agreement.

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Translations for fateful

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  • 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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