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Meaning & Definition of Fatal in English

English

Fatal

/fetəl/

adjective

1. Bringing death

    synonym:
  • fatal

2. Having momentous consequences

  • Of decisive importance
  • "That fateful meeting of the u.n. when...it declared war on north korea"- saturday rev
  • "The fatal day of the election finally arrived"
    synonym:
  • fateful
  • ,
  • fatal

3. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

  • Bringing ruin
  • "The stock market crashed on black friday"
  • "A calamitous defeat"
  • "The battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"
  • "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
  • "A fateful error"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • calamitous
  • ,
  • disastrous
  • ,
  • fatal
  • ,
  • fateful

4. Controlled or decreed by fate

  • Predetermined
  • "A fatal series of events"
    synonym:
  • fatal
  • ,
  • fateful

Examples of using

The wound was fatal to him.
The last wound proved fatal.
Life is a fatal sexually transmitted disease.