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Adjectives (10)

fateful, fatal
adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
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"
foreboding, portentous, fateful
adj. ominously prophetic

Fuzzynyms (86)

dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
minacious, threatening, sinister, ominous, minatory, menacing, forbidding, baleful
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
malevolent
adj. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
malignant
adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
fated, doomed
adj. (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate; "doomed to unhappiness"; "fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination"
destructive
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
destructive
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
withering, devastating, annihilating, annihilative
adj. wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
ravaging
adj. ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness"
important, crucial
adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
decisive, critical
adj. forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
mortal, deathly, deadly
adj. causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
lethal, deadly
adj. of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
invidious, discriminatory
adj. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
bad
adj. having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
harmful
adj. causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
bad
adj. capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
injurious, hurtful, deleterious
adj. harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
prejudicious, prejudicial
adj. tending to favor preconceived ideas; "the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"
subtle, pernicious, insidious
adj. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
impendent, imminent, forthcoming, impending
adj. close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
pestilent, pernicious, deadly, baneful
adj. exceedingly harmful
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
serious, sombre, somber
adj. (unplayful)
momentous
adj. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
unsound, unfit, bad
adj. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
high-risk, speculative, risky, bad
adj. not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
unwholesome
adj. detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"

Synonyms (56)

beyond doubt, decided, unmistakable
adj. clearly evident to the mind; "his opposition to slavery was unmistakable"
determinant, determining, deciding, determinative
adj. having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"
peremptory
adj. putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
resolute, unhesitating
adj. characterized by quickness and firmness; "his reply was unhesitating"
abject
adj. most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
black
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"
castaway, shipwrecked
adj. aground as a consequence of a shipwreck
roofless, homeless, dispossessed
adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security; "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern
misfortunate, wretched, poor, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, miserable, hapless
adj. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
ill-starred, ill-omened, ill-fated, unlucky, doomed
adj. marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott
unhappy, infelicitous
adj. marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
too bad, regrettable
adj. deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"
prefigurative, adumbrative, foreshadowing
adj. indistinctly prophetic
apocalyptic
adj. of or relating to an apocalypse
second-sighted, precognitive, clairvoyant
adj. foreseeing the future
Delphic, oracular
adj. obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
vatic, sibyllic, mantic, divinatory, vatical, sibylline
adj. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
farseeing
adj. capable of seeing to a great distance
premonitory, precursory
adj. warning of future misfortune
prognosticative, prognostic, predictive
adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

Antonyms (1)

fortunate
adj. having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"

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