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fatal

fa·tal

fatal

 
 
pronunciation:
feI tl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing or having the potential to cause death.
This dangerous intersection has been the site of a number of fatal accidents.Her injuries proved to be fatal.
synonyms:
deadly, fell, lethal, mortal, terminal
similar words:
baneful, internecine, killing, malignant, murderous, pernicious, pestilent, toxic, vital
definition 2: leading to misfortune, ruin, or destruction.
Returning to the scene of the crime was a fatal error.Such a decision could have fatal consequences.
synonyms:
baneful, calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, fateful, ill-fated, lethal, ruinous
similar words:
destructive, maleficent, pernicious
definition 3: having clear or decisive importance; fateful.
synonyms:
critical, crucial, fateful, momentous, pivotal
similar words:
baleful, climactic, foreboding, historic, ill-starred, ominous, sinister, unlucky
definition 4: influenced or governed by fate.
fatal events
synonyms:
fated, fateful, inevitable, karmic, predestined, preordained, providential
similar words:
ineluctable, lucky, mortal, prophetic, unlucky
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