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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-tal-i-tee, fuh-]
    • /feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə-/
    • /fəˈtæl.ə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-tal-i-tee, fuh-]
    • /feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə-/

Definitions of fatality word

  • noun plural fatality a disaster resulting in death. 1
  • noun plural fatality a death resulting from such an occurrence: a rise in highway fatalities. 1
  • noun plural fatality the quality of causing death or disaster; a fatal influence; deadliness. 1
  • noun plural fatality predetermined liability to disaster, misfortune, etc.: a fatality for saying the wrong thing. 1
  • noun plural fatality the quality of being predetermined by or subject to fate: There is a fatality in human affairs that leads to destruction. 1
  • noun plural fatality the fate or destiny of a person or thing: Death is the ultimate fatality of all human beings. 1

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Origin of fatality

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
From the Late Latin word fātālitās, dating back to 1480-90. See fatal, -ity

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Parts of speech for Fatality


fatality popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fatality usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatality

noun fatality

  • accident — An accident happens when a vehicle hits a person, an object, or another vehicle, causing injury or damage.
  • mortality — the state or condition of being subject to death; mortal character, nature, or existence.
  • casualty — A casualty is a person who is injured or killed in a war or in an accident.
  • disaster — a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.
  • dying — ceasing to live; approaching death; expiring: a dying man.

Antonyms for fatality

noun fatality

  • birth — When a baby is born, you refer to this event as his or her birth.

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