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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fyoo-er]
    • /ˈfyu ər/
    • /ˈfjuːər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fyoo-er]
    • /ˈfyu ər/

Definitions of fewer word

  • adjective fewer not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously. 1
  • noun fewer (used with a plural verb) a small number or amount: Send me a few. 1
  • noun fewer the few, a special, limited number; the minority: That music appeals to the few. 1
  • idioms fewer few and far between, at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between. 1
  • idioms fewer quite a few, a fairly large number; many: There were quite a few interesting things to do. 1
  • noun fewer The comparative of 'few'; a smaller number. 1

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Parts of speech for Fewer


fewer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fewer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fewer

adjective fewer

  • less — not at all (used before a verb): He little knows what awaits him.
  • rarer — (of meat) cooked just slightly: He likes his steak rare.
  • scarcer — insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant: Meat and butter were scarce during the war.

Antonyms for fewer

adjective fewer

  • more — Mossi (def 2).

adverb fewer

  • withal — with it all; as well; besides.
  • in addition — also, as well
  • as well — You use as well when mentioning something which happens in the same way as something else already mentioned, or which should be considered at the same time as that thing.
  • along with — accompanying; together with

preposition fewer

  • on high — having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall: a high wall.
  • on top of — the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point.
  • above — If one thing is above another one, it is directly over it or higher than it.

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