noun (plural fatalities)
- 1An occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease: shooting was heard and there were fatalitiesMore example sentences
death, casualty, mortality, victim; fatal accident
- In contrast, road accident fatalities only occur because of an unexpected event.
- Future fatalities and accidents can be avoided, so when can the improvement work start?
- I can barely think of any main road in our city which is not blighted by accidents and fatalities.
- 1.1A person killed by accident, war, or disease.More example sentences
- The cause of Friday's fatality, which brought to nineteen the number of people killed during construction projects this year, is currently being investigated by the Health and Safety Authority.
- So far this year, according to the International Shark Attack file, there have been 18 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, resulting in one fatality.
- Over the past two years, at least 100 construction workers have been killed nationally - an average of one fatality every week.
- 2Helplessness in the face of fate: the plot needs a darker sense of fatality to cover its absurditiesMore example sentences
- They address matters of fate, fatality and finality with yet more weight and wit.
- There's a certain sense of fatality to it and there's no hope for you.
- Here-like the other sites-there was a sense of fatality about the redundancies that had occurred.