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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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