Synonyms and Antonyms Dictionary -Lesson 38: Fatal (adjective)

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Fatal (adjective)

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Synonyms: fatal, lethal, deadly, mortal, terminal

fatal: causing people to die
Example: There were three fatal accidents on this road last year.

lethal: dangerous and able to kill someone
Example: a lethal dose of painkillers
Example: a lethal mixture of drugs and alcohol
Example: Being out in the sun too long can be lethal.

deadly: likely to cause people to die
Example: The terrorists turned the car into a deadly weapon.

mortal: referring to injury serious enough to cause someone to die
Example: a mortal wound

terminal: referring to the last period of a serious illness that will lead to death
Example: The condition is terminal