Fateful meaning

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The definition of fateful is something that shows what will happen in the future, has important consequences, or is destined to happen.

An example of fateful is looking at a mother who dropped out of high school to see what will happen to her young daughter if she also drops out of high school.

An example of fateful is the morning of September 11, 2001.

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Vitally affecting subsequent events; being of great consequence; momentous.

A fateful decision to counterattack.

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Controlled by or as if by fate; predetermined.
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Bringing death or disaster; fatal.
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Ominously prophetic; portentous.

A fateful sign.

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Having important consequences; often, specif., bringing death or destruction.
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Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.

It started with that fateful trip, history was never the same afterwards.

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Determined in advance by fate, fated.
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(archaic) Revealing what is to come; prophetic.
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Origin of fateful

  • fate +‎ -ful

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