Meaning of fateful

fate•ful

Pronunciation: (fāt'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. having momentous significance or consequences; decisively important; portentous: a fateful meeting between the leaders of the two countries.
  2. fatal, deadly, or disastrous.
  3. controlled or determined by destiny; inexorable.
  4. prophetic; ominous.
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