[feyt-fuh l] /ˈfeɪt fəl/
having momentous significance or consequences; decisively important; portentous:
a fateful meeting between the leaders of the two countries.
fatal, deadly, or disastrous.
controlled or determined by destiny; inexorable.
having important consequences; decisively important
bringing death or disaster
controlled by or as if by fate
1710s, “prophetic,” from fate + -ful. Meaning “of momentous consequences” is from c.1800. Related: Fatefully.
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[feyt] /feɪt/ noun 1. something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind. 2. the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again. 3. that which is […]