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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 ?
Holding a clear recollection of these languid easterly sighs rippling unexpectedly against the run of the smooth swell, with no other warning than a ten-minutes' calm and a queer darkening of the coast-line, I cannot think, without a gasp of professional awe, of that fateful moment.
Twice I have been back, seeking for that fateful spot in the hills, but unable to find it.
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
Two women in different parts of the city, and entirely unknown to each other, caused him considerable annoyance by breaking forth, simultaneously, at fateful intervals, into wailings about marriage and support and infants.
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.
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.
Hardly touching the ground and yet leaden-footed; with a sinking heart and an excited brain; hot and trembling with a secret faintness, and yet as firm as a rock and with a sort of indifference to it all, I did reach the door which was frightfully like any other commonplace door, but at the same time had a fateful character: a few planks put together - and an awful symbol; not to be approached without awe - and yet coming open in the ordinary way to the ring of the bell.
And now this fateful interview had come to a close.
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.
When Roy paused for his answer she opened her lips to say her fateful yes.
In France and Belgium he had lived through fateful hours, carrying more than once his life in his hands.