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See definition of fateful on Dictionary.com
  • adj.significant
  • adj.deadly

synonyms for fateful

  • crucial
  • decisive
  • eventful
  • momentous
  • acute
  • apocalyptic
  • conclusive
  • critical
  • determinative
  • direful
  • doomful
  • important
  • inauspicious
  • ominous
  • portentous
  • resultful

antonyms for fateful

MOST RELEVANT
  • insignificant
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • healthful
  • healthy
  • life-giving
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How to use fateful in a sentence

Just like that fateful 911 call, the first reports about the shooting – made public by police officials and published by local media outlets – were characterized by falsehoods and information gaps.
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For the first few decades, Wheaties athletes were depicted on the back of the box, but in 1958 the brand made a fateful choice.
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There was this fateful day when you observed a chimpanzee sticking a stalk of grass into a termite hole and then pulling out the stalk that was now covered in termites and eating them.
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In a potentially fateful decision, it funded work similar to Baric’s at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which soon used its own reverse-genetics technology to make numerous coronavirus chimeras.
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It’s been 5 years that the survivors have had to relive their trauma of that fateful night.
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She’s a perpetual loner, until one fateful ride on the Q train changes everything.
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Bekele’s wife, Etenesh Mersha, 46, meanwhile, made a fateful decision, one repeated by scores of Texas residents who lost electricity that week.
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Mere hours after news of the fateful meeting between Porziņģis and the front office broke, the Knicks and Mavericks reached a deal to send him to Dallas.
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Knowing when that fateful transition took place “would let us understand better what led to certain changes in the evolution of life, how we got to the present system, … how our planet operates today,” said Lithgow-Bertelloni.
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WORDS RELATED TO FATEFUL

  • apocalyptic
  • fateful
  • oracular
  • portentous
  • predictive
  • prescient
  • prognosticative
  • prophetic
  • revelational
  • revelatory
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.