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fate·ful

 (fāt′fəl)
adj.
1. Vitally affecting subsequent events; being of great consequence; momentous: a fateful decision to counterattack.
2. Controlled by or as if by fate; predetermined.
3. Bringing death or disaster; fatal.
4. Ominously prophetic; portentous: a fateful sign.

fate′ful·ly adv.
fate′ful·ness n.

fateful

(ˈfeɪtfʊl)
adj
1. having important consequences; decisively important
2. bringing death or disaster
3. controlled by or as if by fate
4. prophetic
ˈfatefully adv
ˈfatefulness n

fate•ful

(ˈfeɪt fəl)

adj.
1. having momentous significance or consequences; decisively important; portentous: a fateful meeting.
2. fatal, deadly, or disastrous.
3. controlled or determined by destiny; inexorable.
4. prophetic; ominous.
[1705–15]
fate′ful•ly, adv.
fate′ful•ness, n.
syn: See ominous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fateful - 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"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
2.fateful - ominously prophetic
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
3.fateful - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequencesfateful - (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"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
4.fateful - controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
inevitable - incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable result"

fateful

adjective
2. disastrous, fatal, deadly, destructive, lethal, ominous, ruinous He had sailed on his third and fateful voyage.

fateful

adjective
1. So critically decisive as to affect the future:
2. Governed and decided by or as if by fate:
Translations
حاسِم، مَصيري
osudný
skæbnesvanger
örlagaríkur, afdrifaríkur
usoden
geleceği belirleyecek

fateful

[ˈfeɪtfʊl] ADJ [day, event] → fatídico; [words] → profético

fateful

[ˈfeɪtfʊl] adj [decision] → fatal(e); [day] → fatidiquefat-free [ˌfætˈfriː] adj [diet] → sans matières grasses; [food] → zéro pour cent
fat-free yoghurt → yaourt zéro pour cent

fateful

adj day, night, moment, meeting, journeyschicksalhaft; decision, consequenceverhängnisvoll; wordsschicksalsschwer; to be fateful for somebodyjds Schicksal besiegeln

fateful

[ˈfeɪtfʊl] adj (momentous, day, event) → fatale; (prophetic, words) → fatidico/a

fate

(feit) noun
1. (sometimes with capital) the supposed power that controls events. Who knows what fate has in store (= waiting for us in the future)?
2. a destiny or doom, eg death. A terrible fate awaited her.
ˈfatalism noun
the belief that fate controls everything, and man cannot change it.
ˈfatalist noun
a person who believes in fatalism. He is a complete fatalist – he just accepts everything that happens to him.
ˌfataˈlistic adjective
ˈfated adjective
controlled or intended by fate. He seemed fated to arrive late wherever he went.
ˈfateful adjective
involving important decisions, results etc. At last the fateful day arrived.
References in classic literature ?
She thought of him lying asleep in the other room, ready on the morrow to devote those fateful qualities to the new enterprise that with equally fateful disposition she believed would end in failure.
And now this fateful interview had come to a close.
These midnight hours were fateful ones to Jurgis; in them was the beginning of his rebellion, of his outlawry and his unbelief.
In that moment, down came the Invincible, with the rush of a whirlwind -- the courtly world rose to its feet and bent forward -- the fateful coils went circling through the air, and before you could wink I was towing Sir Launcelot across the field on his back, and kissing my hand to the storm of waving kerchiefs and the thunder-crash of applause that greeted me!
Just at this juncture the boy felt a slow, fateful grip closing on his ear, and a steady lifting impulse.
He glided up the gallery and up the stairs, and stopped in the dark, low corridor of the fateful third storey: I had followed and stood at his side.
Indeed, I always get something like a palpitation of the heart just before the priest utters those final fateful words, "I declare you man and-- wife.
And yet, who, that knew anything about life, would surrender the chance of remaining always young, however fantastic that chance might be, or with what fateful consequences it might be fraught?
Thus all things conspired on this fateful day to produce the great scenic effect which decided the future life of Mademoiselle Cormon.
That she had heard the entire story was apparent, and that she had suspected something wrong from my mother's long nightly absences from her quarters accounted for her presence there on that fateful night.
Korak saw the man pass beneath him where he hid in the great tree that had harbored him before upon the edge of that fateful little clearing.
Here, Madam Mina's hypnotic power will surely help, and we shall find our way, all dark and unknown otherwise, after the first sunrise when we are near that fateful place.