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"
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"
controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
"a fatal series of events"
A fatality; an event that leads to death.
A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate.
Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.
Foreboding death or great disaster.
Causing death or destruction
Causing a sudden end to a program.
Origin: From fatalis.
proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable
foreboding death or great disaster
causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error
Origin: [L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See Fate.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'fatal' in Adjectives Frequency: #815
The numerical value of fatal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fatal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- фатален, смъртоносен, съдбоносенBulgarian
- fatalCatalan, Valencian
- osudový, osudnýCzech
- fatal, tödlich, verhängnisvollGerman
- tuhoisa, kohtalokas, fataali, tappavaFinnish
- 命取り, 宿命的, 致死Japanese
- mortifer, fatalisLatin
- nāvējošs, nāvīgsLatvian
- fataal, fataleDutch
- fatal, skjebnebestemt, skjebnesvangerNorwegian
- роковой, фатальный, смертельныйRussian
- usoden, usodna, usodno, smrtonosenSlovene
- dödlig, ödesbestämd, fatal, dödsbringandeSwedish
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