fa·tal /ˈfetḷ/ 形容詞
1. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable. [R.]
These thing are fatal and necessary. --Tillotson.
It was fatal to the king to fight for his money. --Bacon.
2. Foreboding death or great disaster. [R.]
That fatal screech owl to our house
That nothing sung but death to us and ours. --Shak.
3. Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.
adj 1: bringing death [ant: nonfatal]
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" [syn: fateful]
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" [syn: black,
calamitous, disastrous, fateful]
4: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal
series of events" [syn: fateful]