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- 1. fateful, fatal, decisive (vs. indecisive)
- usage: 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"
- 2. fateful, foreboding(prenominal), portentous, prophetic (vs. unprophetic), prophetical
- usage: ominously prophetic
- 3. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful, unfortunate (vs. fortunate)
- usage: (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, inevitable (vs. evitable)
- usage: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
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