Synonyms for fatal

Synonyms for (adjective) fatal

Synonyms: fatal, fateful

Definition: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

Usage: a fatal series of events

Similar words: inevitable

Definition: incapable of being avoided or prevented

Usage: the inevitable result


Synonyms: fatal, fateful

Definition: having momentous consequences; of decisive importance

Usage: that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea- Saturday Rev; the fatal day of the election finally arrived

Similar words: decisive

Definition: determining or having the power to determine an outcome

Usage: cast the decisive vote; two factors had a decisive influence


Synonyms: fatal

Definition: bringing death

Similar words: mortal, deadly, deathly

Definition: causing or capable of causing death

Usage: a fatal accident; a deadly enemy; mortal combat; a mortal illness


Similar words: deadly, lethal

Definition: of an instrument of certain death

Usage: deadly poisons; lethal weapon; a lethal injection


Similar words: terminal

Definition: causing or ending in or approaching death

Usage: a terminal patient; terminal cancer


Synonyms: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful, disastrous

Definition: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

Usage: 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

Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned