Definition of fateful


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • fateful is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 13 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • fateful is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of fateful

  • ominously prophetic (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. foreboding
    2. portentous

  • (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a fateful error

    Synonyms

    1. black
    2. calamitous
    3. disastrous
    4. fatal

  • controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. fatal

  • having momentous consequences; of decisive importance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea

    Synonyms

    1. fatal

See definition of fateful in Merriam Webster