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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyt-l-ee]
    • /ˈfeɪt l i/
    • /ˈfeɪ.təl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt-l-ee]
    • /ˈfeɪt l i/

Definitions of fatally word

  • adverb fatally in a manner leading to death or disaster: He was injured fatally in the accident. 1
  • adverb fatally by a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination. 1
  • noun fatally In a fatal manner; lethally. 1
  • adverb fatally causing death 1
  • adverb fatally in a doomed way 1
  • adverb fatally resulting in death or disaster 0

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Origin of fatally

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at fatal, -ly

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Parts of speech for Fatally


fatally popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fatally

adv fatally

  • badly — If something is done badly or goes badly, it is not very successful or effective.
  • desperately — reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness, or urgency: a desperate killer.
  • unfortunately — suffering from bad luck: an unfortunate person.
  • impossibly — not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.
  • incurably — not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected: an incurable disease.

adverb fatally

  • lethally — of, relating to, or causing death; deadly; fatal: a lethal weapon; a lethal dose.
  • terminally — situated at or forming the end or extremity of something: a terminal feature of a vista.
  • mortally — subject to death; having a transitory life: all mortal creatures.
  • seriously — in a serious manner: He shook his head seriously.
  • gravely — Samuel L(ee), Jr. 1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral.

Antonyms for fatally

adv fatally

  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.
  • confidently — having strong belief or full assurance; sure: confident of fulfillment.
  • over-expectant — having expectations; expecting: an excited, expectant audience.
  • hopefully — in a hopeful manner: We worked hopefully and energetically, thinking we might finish first.

adverb fatally

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