Fatalness Fa"tal*ness, n. Quality of being fatal. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • fatalness — əlnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being fatal a poison of such fatalness as to result in death …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatalness — n. deadliness; ruin, disaster, destruction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fatalness — fa·tal·ness …   English syllables

  • fatal — fatalness, n. /fayt l/, adj. 1. causing or capable of causing death; mortal; deadly: a fatal accident; a fatal dose of poison. 2. causing destruction, misfortune, ruin, or failure: The withdrawal of funds was fatal to the project. 3. decisively… …   Universalium

  • malignity — n 1. malevolence, malice, malignancy, animosity, maliciousness, enmity, hate, hatred, wrath, hostility, violence, ferocity, anger, dudgeon; venom, rancor, ill will, irascibility, spite, grudge, choler, pique, ire, acrimony, acerbity, bitterness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • virulence — n 1. poisonousness, venomousness, ven omness, toxicity, deadliness, virulency; lethality, fatalness; noxiousness, harmfulness, hurtfulness, injuriousness, detrimentalness, detrimentality, deleteriousness, unwholesomeness, unhealthiness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fatal — /ˈfeɪtl / (say faytl) adjective 1. causing death: a fatal accident. 2. causing destruction or ruin: an action that is fatal to the success of a project. 3. decisively important; fateful: the fatal day finally arrived. 4. influencing fate: the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fatal — [fāt′ l] adj. [ME < OFr & < L fatalis < fatum, FATE] 1. Obs. fated; destined; inevitable 2. important in its outcome; fateful; decisive [the fatal day arrived] 3. resulting in death 4. very destructive; most unfortunate; disastrous …   English World dictionary

  • fatal — adj. 1 causing or ending in death (a fatal accident). 2 (often foll. by to) destructive; ruinous; ending in disaster (was fatal to their chances; made a fatal mistake). 3 fateful, decisive. Derivatives: fatally adv. fatalness n. Etymology: ME f.… …   Useful english dictionary

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