fatal vs fateful what difference

what is difference between fatal and fateful

English

Etymology

From Middle French fatal, from Latin fātālis (fatal).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪtəl/
    • (General American) IPA(key): [ˈfeɪ.ɾɫ̩]
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəl

Adjective

fatal (not comparable)

  1. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.
  2. Foreboding death or great disaster.
  3. Causing death or destruction.
  4. (computing) Causing a sudden end to the running of a program.

Synonyms

  • (proceeding from fate): inevitable, necessary
  • (foreboding death): terminal
  • (causing death): calamitous, deadly, destructive, mortal

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

fatal (plural fatals)

  1. A fatality; an event that leads to death.
    • 1969, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education, Hearings (page 90)
      For this same period there have been four fatals and 44 nonfatals in gassy mines.
    • 1999, Flying Magazine (volume 126, number 4, April 1999, page 15)
      The best accident rate in general aviation is in corporate/executive flying at 0.17 per 100000 hours for fatals and .50 for total accidents.
  2. (computing) A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate.

Anagrams

  • A flat, A-flat, a flat, a-flat, aflat

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fātālis (fatal).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /fəˈtal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /faˈtal/
  • Homophone: fetal (Balearic, Central)
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective

fatal (masculine and feminine plural fatals)

  1. fatal

Derived terms

  • fatalisme
  • fatalista
  • fatalment

Related terms

  • fatalitat

Further reading

  • “fatal” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Danish

Etymology

From Latin fātālis (fatal).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fataːl/, [faˈtˢæːˀl]

Adjective

fatal

  1. fatal

Inflection

Synonyms

  • skæbnesvanger

Derived terms

  • fatalisme

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fātālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa.tal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective

fatal (feminine singular fatale, masculine plural fatals, feminine plural fatales)

  1. fatal (due to fate)
  2. fatal (causing death)

Derived terms

  • étreinte fatale
  • fatalement
  • fatalisme
  • fataliste
  • femme fatale

Related terms

  • fatalité

Further reading

  • “fatal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fātālis.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

fatal (comparative fataler, superlative am fatalsten)

  1. fatal

Declension


Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch fataal, from Middle French fatal, from Latin fātālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfatal]
  • Hyphenation: fa‧tal

Adjective

fatal

  1. fatal,
    1. causing death or destruction.
      Synonym: celaka
    2. proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; inevitable.

Further reading

  • “fatal” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Middle French

Etymology

First known attestation 1380, borrowed from Latin fātālis

Adjective

fatal m (feminine singular fatale, masculine plural fatals, feminine plural fatales)

  1. fatal (due to fate)

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin fatalis

Adjective

fatal (neuter singular fatalt, definite singular and plural fatale)

  1. fatal

References

  • “fatal” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin fatalis

Adjective

fatal (neuter singular fatalt, definite singular and plural fatale)

  1. fatal

References

  • “fatal” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin fātālis (fatal).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: fa‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective

fatal m or f (plural fatais, comparable)

  1. fatal
  2. terrible, very bad

Derived terms

  • fatalismo
  • fatalista
  • fatalmente

Related terms

  • fatalidade

Further reading

  • “fatal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian

Etymology

From French fatal, from Latin fatalis.

Adjective

fatal m or n (feminine singular fatală, masculine plural fatali, feminine and neuter plural fatale)

  1. fatal

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin fātālis (fatal).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faˈtal/, [faˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective

fatal (plural fatales)

  1. fatal
  2. terrible, very bad

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fatalidad

Adverb

fatal

  1. very badly, terribly

Further reading

  • “fatal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

From fate +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪtfəl/

Adjective

fateful (comparative more fateful, superlative most fateful)

  1. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing one’s fate.
    It started with that fateful trip, history was never the same afterwards.
  2. Determined in advance by fate, fated.

Derived terms

  • fatefully

Translations


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