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Overview of adj fateful

The adj fateful has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) fateful, fatal

(having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that fateful meeting of the U.N. declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived")

2. fateful, foreboding, portentous

(ominously prophetic)

3. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful

((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, fateful

(controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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