a fate worse than death

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a fate worse than death

:something worse than dying
  • She regarded poverty as a fate worse than death.

Word by Word Definitions

fate play
  1. : the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do : destiny

  2. : an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end

  3. : disaster

  1. : destine

worse play
  1. : comparative of bad

  2. : or of ill

  3. : of more inferior quality, value, or condition

  1. : one that is worse

  1. : comparative of bad

  2. : or badly

  3. : or of ill

death play
  1. : a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions : the end of life — compare brain death

  2. : an instance of dying

  3. : the cause or occasion of loss of life


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