from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Vitally affecting subsequent events; being of great consequence; momentous: a fateful decision to counterattack.
- adj. Controlled by or as if by fate; predetermined.
- adj. Bringing death or disaster; fatal.
- adj. Ominously prophetic; portentous: a fateful sign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
- adj. Determined in advance by fate, fated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the power of serving or accomplishing fate.
- adj. Significant of fate; ominous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Charged with fate; determining what is to happen: as, he opened the fateful missive; a fateful contest.
- Having the power to kill; producing fatal results: as, “the fateful steel,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
- adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
- adj. having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
- adj. ominously prophetic
fate + -ful (Wiktionary)