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

Definitions of fiending word

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

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Origin of fiending

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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fiending 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.
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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