: having a quality of ominous prophecy <a fateful remark>
a : involving momentous consequences : decisive <made his fateful decision to declare war — W. L. Shirer>
b : deadly, catastrophic
— fate·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
— fate·ful·ness noun
Examples of FATEFUL
- His life changed on that fateful November evening.
- Hundreds perished on that fateful day.
- Her campaign took a fateful turn.
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