fistful


fist·ful

noun \-ˌfl\

: an amount that can be held in one hand

: a somewhat large number or amount

Full Definition of FISTFUL

1
:  handful <a fistful of coins>
2
:  a considerable number or amount <a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask>

Examples of FISTFUL

  1. She has won a fistful of awards.
  2. <repairing the roof is going to cost a fistful of money>

First Known Use of FISTFUL

1611

Related to FISTFUL

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, lot, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

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