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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [free fawr awl]
    • /fri fɔr ɔl/
    • /friː fɔː(r) ɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [free fawr awl]
    • /fri fɔr ɔl/

Definitions of free-for-all word

  • noun free-for-all a fight, argument, contest, etc., open to everyone and usually without rules. 1
  • noun free-for-all any competition or contested situation that is disordered, impulsive, or out of control: a free-for-all at the buffet table. 1
  • noun free-for-all Informal. any enterprise or field of endeavor in which various companies, countries, participants, etc., compete without restriction: a price-cutting free-for-all among local stores. 1
  • adjective free-for-all open to everyone. 1
  • singular noun free-for-all A free-for-all is a situation in which several people or groups are trying to get something for themselves and there are no controls on how they do it. 0
  • countable noun free-for-all A free-for-all is a disorganized fight or argument which lots of people join in. 0

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Origin of free-for-all

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Free-for-all


free-for-all popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 58% 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.

Synonyms for free-for-all

noun free-for-all

  • melee — a group of diamonds, each weighing less than 0.25 carat.
  • brouhaha — A brouhaha is an excited and critical fuss or reaction to something.
  • riot — a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.
  • fracas — a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.
  • brawl — A brawl is a rough or violent fight.

Antonyms for free-for-all

noun free-for-all

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.

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