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fairier

fair·y
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-ee]
    • /ˈfɛər i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-ee]
    • /ˈfɛər i/

Definitions of fairier word

  • noun plural fairier (in folklore) one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a diminutive human form and possessing magical powers with which they intervene in human affairs. 1
  • noun plural fairier Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual. 1
  • adjective fairier of or relating to fairies: fairy magic. 1
  • adjective fairier of the nature of a fairy; fairylike. 1
  • adjective fairier fairy green. 1

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Origin of fairier

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English faierie < Old French: enchantment, fairyland. See fay1, -ery

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Parts of speech for Fairier

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fairier popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fairier

adj fairier

  • celestial — Celestial is used to describe things relating to heaven or to the sky.
  • intangible — not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things; impalpable.
  • ghostly — of, characteristic of, or resembling a ghost; phantasmal; spectral.
  • airy — If a building or room is airy, it has a lot of fresh air inside, usually because it is large.
  • sublime — elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: Paradise Lost is sublime poetry.

Antonyms for fairier

adj fairier

  • indelicate — offensive to a sense of generally accepted propriety, modesty, or decency; improper, unrefined, or coarse: indelicate language.
  • poor — having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
  • earthly — of or relating to the earth, especially as opposed to heaven; worldly.
  • worldly — of or relating to this world as contrasted with heaven, spiritual life, etc.; earthly; mundane.
  • hellish — of, like, or suitable to hell; infernal; vile; horrible: It was a hellish war.

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