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fell

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fell

  1. 1 likely to cause or capable of causing death <planning in the event that the enemy resorted to biological warfare and released some fell virus on the civilian population> Synonyms baleful, deathly, fatal, deadly, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous, pestilent, terminal, vitalRelated Words baneful, deleterious, destructive, harmful, injurious, noxious, pernicious, truculent; infectious, infective, pestilential, poisonous, sublethal, toxic, virulent; dangerous, grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, ugly, unhealthy, unsound; bloody, internecine, sanguinary, sanguineNear Antonyms beneficial, restorative, salubrious, salutary; alleviative, corrective, curative, remedial, tonic; advantageous, beneficial, useful; nonpoisonous, nontoxic, safeAntonyms healthful, healthy, nonfatal, nonlethal, wholesome

  2. 2 violently unfriendly or aggressive in disposition <Captain Cook died in a scuffle with some fell natives of the Hawaiian Islands> Synonyms fierce, ferocious, grim, savage, viciousRelated Words argumentative, assaultive, bellicose, belligerent, brawly, chippy, combative, confrontational, discordant, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, scrappy, warlike; bare-knuckle (also bare-knuckled or bare-knuckles), blood-and-guts, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners; contentious, quarrelsome, truculent; menacing, threatening; bestial, brute, inhuman, inhumane; barbaric, uncivilized, wild; heartless, implacable, merciless, pitiless, relentless, ruthless, unrelenting, wanton; bloodthirsty, bloody, homicidal, murdering, murderous, sanguinary, sanguine; rapacious, ravenous, voraciousNear Antonyms amicable, companionable, comradely, congenial, cordial, friendly, genial, hearty, warm, warmhearted; compliant, submissive, tame; benign, compassionate, kind, merciful; pacific, peaceable, peaceful; amiable, complaisant, obliging; human, humane; civilized, culturedAntonyms gentle, mild, unaggressive




fell

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fell

  1. 1 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall <a boxer who was often felled in the first round> Synonyms bowl (down or over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrate Related Words kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale

  2. 2 to bring down by cutting <the settlers began the daunting task of felling the mighty trees that blanketed the island> Synonyms chop (down), cut (down), hew, mow Related Words bulldoze, demolish, flatten, level, raze, tear down

  3. 3 to deprive of life <the quest for a cure for malaria, the disease that felled so many during the digging of the Panama Canal> Synonyms carry off, claim, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, kill, slay, takeRelated Words bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack [slang]; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize (also euthanatize), put down; suicideNear Antonyms raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms animate




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