Fateful



[feyt-fuh l] /ˈfeɪt fəl/

adjective
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.
/ˈfeɪtfʊl/
adjective
1.
having important consequences; decisively important
2.
bringing death or disaster
3.
controlled by or as if by fate
4.
prophetic
adj.

1710s, “prophetic,” from fate + -ful. Meaning “of momentous consequences” is from c.1800. Related: Fatefully.

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