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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:

    fatal, disastrous, make-or-break

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How to use fateful in a sentence?

  1. Kazushige Todaka:

    It's a wonderful discovery, if it's true, as we have long been looking for the battleship, it's fateful that the discovery was made on the 70th anniversary of (the end of) World War 2. The memory of the war has been fading away after 70 years and the survivors of the war are disappearing. It is very meaningful discovery and a good chance for us to remind ourselves the war and its tragedy.

  2. 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.

  3. Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter:

    It was a horrible, horrible day with the tragic loss of life but I do not believe that the City and the Police Department knew of the events that were about to take place on that fateful day.

  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. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I respect the White House and the President of the United States, but on such a fateful matter, that can determine whether or not we survive, I must do everything to prevent such a great danger for Israel.


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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