fateful vs portentous what difference

what is difference between fateful and portentous

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



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin portentōsus, from portentus (predicted); equivalent to portent +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔː(ɹ)ˈtɛntəs/

Adjective

portentous (comparative more portentous, superlative most portentous)

  1. Of momentous or ominous significance.
    Synonyms: ominous, momentous
  2. Ominously prophetic.
    Synonyms: foreshadowing, predictive, premonitory, prognosticatory
  3. Puffed up with vanity.

Derived terms

  • portentously

Related terms

  • portent

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