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fox

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fox

  1. 1 a lovely woman <she's a real fox—smart, sassy, and sexy> Synonyms babe [slang], beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, beauty, goddess, honey, knockout, queen, stunnerRelated Words belle, charmer, peach; bathing beauty, cover girl, pinup girl; bimbette [slang], bunny, houri, sex kitten, sexpot, sex symbol; cutie-pie, dish, doll, dreamboat [slang], hottie, looker, pretty; coquette, femme fatale, siren, temptress, vampNear Antonyms bag, dog, frump; crone, hag, horror, witch; gorgon, monster

  2. 2 a physically attractive person <both he and his twin sister are foxes> Synonyms babe [slang], cutie (or cutey), dish, dreamboat [slang], doll, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, looker, showstopper, tenRelated Words beauty, eyeful, goddess, lovely, stunner; beefcake, hunk, stud, superstud; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himboAntonyms dog




fox

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fox

  1. 1 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty <she won't be foxed by such telemarketing tricks> Synonyms addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, bemuse, bewilder, buffalo, confound, discombobulate, disorient, flummox, confuse, fuddle, get, gravel, maze, muddle, muddy, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, vexRelated Words stick, stump, weird out; abash, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, stun, unhinge, unsettle, upset; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trickNear Antonyms assure, reassure, satisfy; enlighten, inform

  2. 2 to get the better of through cleverness <no confidence man will ever fox me and get my hard-earned money> Synonyms outwit, outfox, outmaneuver, outslick, outsmart, outthink, overreachRelated Words outguess, second-guess; baffle, balk, circumvent, foil, frustrate, thwart; cozen, deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; conquer, defeat, lick, overcome; bar, block, hinder, impede, obstruct





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