faithful vs fateful :

faithful or fateful

That decisive, highly significant day is not “faithful” but “fateful.” Although the phrase “fateful day” can refer to a day significant in a positive way (“the fateful day that I first met the my lovely wife”), “fatal” is always negative (“the fatal day that I first tried to ride my bike ‘no hands’”).

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Definitions

  • n  any loyal and steadfast following
  • n  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  • a  steadfast in affection or allegiance
    years of faithful service
    faithful employees
    we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor
  • s  marked by fidelity to an original
    a faithful copy of the portrait
    a faithful rendering of the observed facts
  • a  not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
    he remained faithful to his wife

  • s  having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
  • s  ominously prophetic
  • s  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    a fateful error
  • s  controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
News & Articles


  • Mini Reviews
    OPENING THIS WEEK BEFORE MIDNIGHT: Nine years after a fateful rendezvous in Paris and nearly two decades since their first meeting, an American writer and a French environmentalist once again spend an evening discussing life and love.
    June 13, 2013 - Athens Banner-Herald
  • Mother who lost 3 in drowning is on a mission, in spite of fear of water
    A Shreveport mother who lost three of her children drowning in the Red River three years ago has struggled with a fear of water since that fateful day, but her mission to make sure others can swim continues.
    June 13, 2013 - KSLA-TV Shreveport
  • Mini Reviews
    OPENING THIS WEEK BEFORE MIDNIGHT: Nine years after a fateful rendezvous in Paris and nearly two decades since their first meeting, an American writer and a French environmentalist once again spend an evening discussing life and love.
    June 13, 2013 - Athens Banner-Herald