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"
fateful, foreboding(a), portentous(adj)
black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)
(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"
pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, portentous, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant
controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
"a fatal series of events"
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