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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feend]
    • /find/
    • /fiːnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feend]
    • /find/

Definitions of fiend word

  • noun fiend Satan; the devil. 1
  • noun fiend any evil spirit; demon. 1
  • noun fiend a diabolically cruel or wicked person. Synonyms: monster, savage, brute, beast, devil. 1
  • noun fiend a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance: Those children are little fiends. 1
  • noun fiend Informal. a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit: an opium fiend. 1
  • noun fiend Informal. a person who is excessively interested in some game, sport, etc.; fan; buff: a bridge fiend. 1

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Origin of fiend

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English feend, Old English fēond; cognate with German Feind, Old Norse fjandr, Gothic fijands foe, orig. present participle of fijan to hate

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Parts of speech for Fiend


fiend popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% 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".

fiend usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fiend

noun fiend

  • ogre — a monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.
  • barbarian — In former times, barbarians were people from other countries who were thought to be uncivilized and violent.
  • troll — to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
  • savage — fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts.
  • devil — In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Devil is the most powerful evil spirit.

Antonyms for fiend

noun fiend

  • god — the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe.
  • angel — Angels are spiritual beings that some people believe are God's servants in heaven.
  • friend — a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

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