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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawn]
    • /fɔn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawn]
    • /fɔn/

Definitions of fawned word

  • noun fawned a young deer, especially an unweaned one. 1
  • noun fawned a light yellowish-brown color. 1
  • adjective fawned light yellowish-brown. 1
  • verb without object fawned to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor: The courtiers fawned over the king. 1
  • verb without object fawned (of a dog) to behave affectionately. 1
  • noun fawned Simple past tense and past participle of fawn. 1

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Origin of fawned

First appearance:

before 1225
One of the 9% oldest English words
1225-75; Middle English fawn, foun < Middle French faon, foun, feon ≪ Vulgar Latin *fētōn-, stem of *fētō offspring, derivative of Latin fētus fetus

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Parts of speech for Fawned


fawned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fawned usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fawned

verb fawned

  • crawled — Simple past tense and past participle of crawl.
  • flattered — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
  • crouched — to stoop or bend low.
  • abased — (of a charge) lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased.
  • bowed — Something that is bowed is curved.

adjective fawned

  • coppered — Simple past tense and past participle of copper.

Antonyms for fawned

verb fawned

  • denied — to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.
  • fought — simple past tense and past participle of fight.
  • forced — strained, unnatural, or affected: a forced smile.
  • honored — of, relating to, or noting honor.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

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