HyperDic: fatal

English > 4 senses of the word fatal:
ADJECTIVEallfatalbringing death
allfatal, fatefulhaving momentous consequences
allfatal, black, calamitous, disastrous, fateful(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences
allfatal, fatefulcontrolled or decreed by fate
fatal > pronunciation
Soundsfey'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fatal: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBringing death.
Narrowerdeadly, deathly, mortalCausing or capable of causing death
deadly, lethalOf an instrument of certain death
terminalCausing or ending in or approaching death
Oppositenonfatalnot bringing death
Spanishfatal
Catalanfatal
Nounsfatalitythe quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters
English > fatal: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving momentous consequences; of decisive importance.
Example "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"
Synonymfateful
BroaderdecisiveDetermining or having the power to determine an outcome
Spanishfatal, fatídico, ineludible, inevitable, irremediable, irrevocable
Catalanindefugible, ineluctable, ineludible, inevitable, irremeiable, irremissible, irrevocable
Adverbsfatallywith fatal consequences or implications
English > fatal: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.
Examples
  • "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
  • "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
Synonymsblack, calamitous, disastrous, fateful
Broaderunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishcalamitoso, catastrófico, desastrosa, desastroso, desgraciada, funesto, lastimoso, negro, ruinoso
Catalancalamitós, catastròfic, desastrós, funest, llastimós, negre, ruinós
English > fatal: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningControlled or decreed by fate; predetermined.
Example"a fatal series of events"
Synonymfateful
Broaderinevitableincapable of being avoided / avoided or prevented

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