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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey]
    • /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/
    • /fiˈɒn.seɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey]
    • /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/

Definitions of fiance word

  • noun fiance a man engaged to be married. Synonyms: future groom, future husband, future spouse, betrothed. 1
  • noun fiance A man who is engaged to be married. 1
  • countable noun fiance A woman's fiancé is the man to whom she is engaged to be married. 0
  • noun fiance man engaged to be married 0
  • noun fiance a man who is engaged to be married 0
  • noun fiance the man to whom a woman is engaged to be married 0

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Origin of fiance

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
1850-55; < French: betrothed, past participle of fiancer, Old French fiancier, verbal derivative of fiance a promise, equivalent to fi(er) to trust (< Vulgar Latin *fīdāre, Latin fīdere) + -ance -ance; see -ee

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Parts of speech for Fiance


fiance popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fiance usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fiance

noun fiance

  • suitor — a man who courts or woos a woman.
  • paramour — an illicit lover, especially of a married person.
  • sweetheart — either of a pair of lovers in relation to the other.
  • squire — (in England) a country gentleman, especially the chief landed proprietor in a district.
  • love — a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

Antonyms for fiance

noun fiance

  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • girlfriend — a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
  • mistress — a woman who has authority, control, or power, especially the female head of a household, institution, or other establishment.
  • foe — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.

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