fiend


fiend

noun

Definition of FIEND

1
a mean, evil, or unprincipled person <even the utter horror of the terrorist attack did not deter some fiends from going on a looting spree>
Near Antonyms angel, innocent, saint; hero
2
a person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally <the miserable, wasted lives of narcotic fiends>
Synonyms addict, dopehead, druggie (also druggy), fiend, freak [slang], head, hophead [slang], hype [slang], junkie (also junky), stoner, user
Antonyms nonaddict, nonuser
3
a person with a strong and habitual liking for something <comic-book fiends seem to have their own little world>
Synonyms addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker
Antonyms nonfan
4
an evil spirit <the legend that a fiend continues to haunt what was once the castle's torture chamber>
Related Words hag [archaic], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet (or afrit), genie, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre
Near Antonyms angel
5
the supreme personification of evil often represented as the ruler of hell <he swore that not even the fiend could tempt him to eat that dessert>
Related Words deuce, dickens; Mephistopheles
6
a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field <our in-house computer fiend fixed the problem in no time>
Synonyms ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard

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