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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 of fell baleful, deathly, fatal, deadly, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous, pestilent, terminal, vitalWords Related to fell 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 of fell beneficial, restorative, salubrious, salutary; alleviative, corrective, curative, remedial, tonic; advantageous, beneficial, useful; nonpoisonous, nontoxic, safeAntonyms of fell 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 of fell fierce, ferocious, grim, savage, viciousWords Related to fell 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 of fell 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 of fell 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 of fell bowl (down or over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrate Words Related to fell 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 of fell chop (down), cut (down), hew, mow Words Related to fell 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 of fell carry off, claim, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, kill, slay, takeWords Related to fell 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 of fell raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms of fell animate



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