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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fa-stij-ee-uh m]
    • /fæˈstɪdʒ i əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fa-stij-ee-uh m]
    • /fæˈstɪdʒ i əm/

Definitions of fastigium word

  • noun plural fastigium the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection. 1
  • noun fastigium An apex or summit. 1
  • noun fastigium the apex or highest point 0
  • noun fastigium (of an illness) the period of greatest intensity 0
  • noun fastigium (architecture) A pediment or gable end. 0
  • noun fastigium (pathology) The most intense phase of a disease, especially a fever. 0

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Origin of fastigium

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1670-80

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Parts of speech for Fastigium


fastigium popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fastigium

noun fastigium

  • ridge — a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.
  • peak — the pointed top of a mountain or ridge.
  • height — extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
  • culmination — Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it.
  • crescendo — A crescendo is a noise that gets louder and louder. Some people also use crescendo to refer to the point when a noise is at its loudest.

Antonyms for fastigium

noun fastigium

  • nadir — Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.
  • foot — (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.
  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
  • worst — in ill health; sick: He felt badly.

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