noun, plural fa·tal·i·ties.
Origin of fatality
Related Words for fatalityaccident, mortality, casualty, disaster, dying, deadliness, virulence, lethality, inevitability, necrosis, destructiveness, lethalness
Examples from the Web for fatality
Contemporary Examples of fatality
A 26-year-old man was the first fatality of the riots, found shot in his car.Cameron: Rioters Will Pay
August 11, 2011
Keep in mind, what they've been exposed to is 0.1 rem, and about 50 percent fatality is on the order of 400 rem.Japan Nuclear Fallout: How Bad Could It Get?
March 12, 2011
The chances of you being on a flight with at least one fatality are 10 times greater in the loser bucket.How Safe Is Your Airline?
August 23, 2009
Historical Examples of fatality
What a fatality, that you have no better an option—either a Scylla or a Charybdis.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
But if Ruffo were there, if Artois came, it would be fatality.A Spirit in Prison
By what fatality was it that a man always chose the worst road?Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
It is a fatality rather than a triumph to have undergone such a change.The Industries of Animals
The Rita that haunted me had no history; she was but the principle of life charged with fatality.The Arrow of Gold
noun plural -ties
late 15c., "quality of causing death," from French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitatem (nominative fatalitas), from Latin fatalis (see fatal). Senses in 16c.-17c. included "determined by fate" and "a destiny." Meaning "an occurrence resulting in widespread death" is from 1840. Related: Fatalities.