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Definitions for fateful
ˈfeɪt fəlfate·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fateful, fataladjective

    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"

  2. fateful, foreboding(a), portentousadjective

    ominously prophetic

  3. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fatefuladjective

    (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"

  4. fatal, fatefuladjective

    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    "a fatal series of events"

Wiktionary

  1. fatefuladjective

    Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.

    It started with that fateful trip, history was never the same afterwards.

  2. fatefuladjective

    Determined in advance by fate, fated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fateful

    having the power of serving or accomplishing fate

  2. Fateful

    significant of fate; ominous

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fateful in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle, we must close the gap, it is possible to close this gap.

  5. 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.

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  • неизбежен, предопределен, съдбоносен, съдбовенBulgarian
  • verhängnisvoll, schicksalhaft, vorbestimmtGerman
  • fatidique, décisifFrench
  • fatidicus, fatidicumLatin
  • noodlottigDutch
  • fatídicoPortuguese
  • судьбоносный, роковойRussian
  • förutbestämd, ödesdiger, ödesbestämdSwedish
  • 決定命運Chinese

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