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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [faw-luh n]
    • /ˈfɔ lən/
    • /ˈfɔː.lən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [faw-luh n]
    • /ˈfɔ lən/

Definitions of fallen word

  • verb fallen past participle of fall. 1
  • adjective fallen having dropped or come down from a higher place, from an upright position, or from a higher level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc. 1
  • adjective fallen on the ground; prostrate; down flat: Exhausted, the racers lay fallen by the road. 1
  • adjective fallen degraded or immoral. 1
  • adjective fallen (of a woman) having lost her chastity. 1
  • adjective fallen overthrown, destroyed, or conquered: a fallen city. 1

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Origin of fallen

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fallen, Old English feallan; cognate with German fallen, Old Norse falla; akin to Lithuanian pùlti to fall

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Parts of speech for Fallen


fallen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% 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".

fallen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fallen

adj fallen

  • decayed — having rotted as a result of bacterial, fungal, or chemical action; decomposed
  • shaken — to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements.
  • loose — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.
  • immoral — violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics.
  • ruinous — bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous: a ruinous war.

adjective fallen

  • disgraced — the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
  • ruinedruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • collapsed — Simple past tense and past participle of collapse.
  • dishonoured — Simple past tense and past participle of dishonour.
  • dead — A person, animal, or plant that is dead is no longer living.

Antonyms for fallen

adj fallen

  • honorable — in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
  • honored — of, relating to, or noting honor.
  • lauded — to praise; extol.

adjective fallen

  • honourable — (British spelling) Alternative form of honorable.
  • honoured — to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.

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