Fateful - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪtfl|  American pronunciation of the word fateful
Brit.  |ˈfeɪtfʊl|  British pronunciation of the word fateful

adjective

- having momentous consequences; of decisive importance(syn: fatal)

that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea

- ominously prophetic (syn: foreboding, portentous)
- (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin(syn: black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal)

a fateful error

- controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined (syn: fatal)

Examples

His life changed on that fateful November evening.

Hundreds perished on that fateful day.

Her campaign took a fateful turn.

The goalkeeper on that fateful day in 1954 was Fred Martin.

When his rent was raised, he made the fateful decision to move north.

that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea

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