Definition of fateful
- a fateful remark
- made his fateful decision to declare war
- —W. L. Shirer
His life changed on that fateful November evening.
Hundreds perished on that fateful day.
Her campaign took a fateful turn.
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: having important results : producing a serious and usually bad result
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