English dictionary


fubsy |ˈfʌbziː| — (UK) short and stout; low and wide

fuchsin |ˈfuːksiːn| — Alternative spelling of fuchsine.

fuchsine  — A dye (rosaniline hydrochloride or similar) usually a deep red or magenta colour.

fuck |fʌk| — slang for sexual intercourse

fuck up |ˈfəkəp| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin

fucker |ˈfʌkər| — a stupid despised man

fucking |ˈfʌkɪŋ| — slang for sexual intercourse

fuddle |ˈfədl| — a confused multitude of things

fuddled |ˈfʌdld| — very drunk

fuddy-duddy |ˈfʌdɪ dʌdɪ| — a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

fudge |fʌdʒ| — soft creamy candy

fuel |ˈfjuːəl| — a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

fuelling |ˈfjuːlɪŋ| — Present participle of fuel.

fuff  — (dialect, intransitive) To puff.

fug |fʌɡ| — (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere

fugacious |fjuːˈɡeɪʃəs| — lasting a very short time

fuggy |ˈfʌɡɪ| — (British informal) poorly ventilated

fugitive |ˈfjuːdʒətɪv| — someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

fugle |ˈfjuːɡəl| — (colloquial) To manoeuvre; to move around.

fugleman |ˈfjuːɡəlmən| — a leader and organizer and spokesman (especially a political leader)

fugue |fjuːɡ| — dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to create a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state

fulcra |ˈfʊlkrə| — plural form of fulcrum

fulcrum |ˈfʊlkrəm| — the pivot about which a lever turns

fulfil |fʊlˈfɪl| — put in effect

fulfill |fʊlˈfɪl| — put in effect

fulfilled |fʊlˈfɪld| — completed to perfection

fulfillment |fʊlˈfɪlmənt| — a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires

fulfilment |fʊlˈfɪlmənt| — a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires

fulgent |ˈfəljənt| — shining intensely

fulgurate |ˈfʌlɡjəˌreɪt| — To flash or emit flashes like lightning.

fulgurite |ˈfʌlɡjəˌraɪt| — glass formed by a lightning strike melting sand or other material

fuliginous |fjuːˈlɪdʒənəs| — Pertaining to or resembling soot; sooty, dusky. [from 16th c.]

full |fʊl| — the time when the Moon is fully illuminated

full-back |ˈfʊlbæk| — Alternative spelling of fullback.

full-blooded |fʊl ˈblʌdɪd| — of unmixed ancestry

full-blown |fʊl ˈbləʊn| — fully ripe; at the height of bloom

full-bodied |ˈfʊlˈbɑːdiːd| — marked by richness and fullness of flavor

full-dress |fʊl ˈdres| — suitable for formal occasions

full-faced |ˈfʊlˈfeɪst| — Having a plump or round face.

full-fashioned |fʊl ˈfæʃənd| — knitted to fit the shape of the body

full-fledged |fʊl ˈfledʒd| — (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly

full-grown |fʊl ˈɡrəʊn| — (of animals) fully developed

full-length |fʊl ˈleŋθ| — representing or accommodating the entire length

full-page |fʊl ˈpeɪdʒ| — occupying an entire page in a book or paper

full-scale |fʊl ˈskeɪl| — using all available resources

full-size  — being of the same size as an original

full-time |fʊl ˈtaɪm| — for the entire time appropriate to an activity

full-timer |ˈfʊlˌtaɪmə| — One who is employed, or otherwise engaged in an activity, on a full-time basis.

fullback |ˈfʊlˌbæk| — (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team

fuller |ˈfʊlər| — United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)

fulling-mill |ˈfʊlɪŋmɪl| — A water mill used for fulling cloth.

fullness |ˈfʊlnəs| — completeness over a broad scope

fully |ˈfʊlɪ| — to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)

fully-fledged |ˌfʊlɪ ˈfledʒd| — (of a bird) having all its flight feathers and ready to fly

fulmar |ˈfʊlmər| — heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions

fulminant |ˈfʌlmənənt| — sudden and severe

fulminate |ˈfʊlmɪneɪt| — a salt or ester of fulminic acid

fulminating |ˈfʌlmɪneɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of fulminate.

fulminatory |fʌlmənəˌtɔːriː| — Thundering; striking terror.

fulness |ˈfʊlnɪs| — Being full; completeness.

fulsome |ˈfʊlsəm| — unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

fulvous |ˈfʌlvəs| — Tawny-coloured.

fumble |ˈfʌmbl| — (sports) dropping the ball

fumbling |ˈfʌmblɪŋ| — showing lack of skill or aptitude

fume |fjuːm| — a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

fumigate |ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt| — treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

fumigating |ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of fumigate.

fumigation |ˌfjuːməˈɡeɪʃən| — the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it

fumigatory  — Having the quality of purifying by smoke.

fuming |ˈfjuːmɪŋ| — Present participle of fume.

fumitory |fjuːmɪˌtɔːriː| — delicate European herb with greyish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers; formerly used medicinally

fumy |ˈfjuːmiː| — Producing, or filled with fumes

fun |fʌn| — activities that are enjoyable or amusing

funambulist |fjuːˈnæmbjʌlɪst| — an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

function |ˈfʌŋkʃn| — (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

functional |ˈfʌŋkʃənl| — fit or ready for use or service

functionalist |ˈfʌŋkʃnəlɪst| — an adherent of functionalism

functionality |ˌfʌŋkʃəˈnælətɪ| — capable of serving a purpose well

functionally |ˈfʌŋkʃənəlɪ| — with respect to function

functionary |ˈfʌŋkʃənerɪ| — a worker who holds or is invested with an office

functionate |ˈfʌŋkʃneɪt| — (dated) To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.

functioning |ˈfʌŋkʃənɪŋ| — process or manner of functioning or operating

fund |fʌnd| — a reserve of money set aside for some purpose

fundament |ˈfəndəmənt| — the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

fundamental |ˌfʌndəˈmentl| — any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business

fundamentalism |ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪzəm| — a form of Protestantism that takes the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth

fundamentalist |ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪst| — an adherent of fundamentalist principles

fundamentally |ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪ| — in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

funded |ˈfʌndəd| — furnished with funds

funder |ˈfʌndər| — One who funds.

funding |ˈfʌndɪŋ| — financial resources provided to make some project possible

funds |ˈfəndz| — assets in the form of money

funeral |ˈfjuːnərəl| — a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

funerary |ˈfjuːnərerɪ| — of or for or relating to a funeral

funereal |fjʊˈnɪrɪəl| — suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial

funfair |ˈfʌnfer| — a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement

fungal |ˈfʌŋɡl| — of or relating to fungi

fungi |ˈfʌndʒaɪ| — the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants

fungible |ˈfənjəbəl| — a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation

fungicide |ˈfʌnɡɪsaɪd| — any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

fungoid |ˈfʌŋɡɔɪd| — resembling fungi

fungous |ˈfʌŋɡəs| — of or relating to fungi

fungus |ˈfʌŋɡəs| — an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

funicular |fjuːˈnɪkjələr| — a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

funiculus |fjʊˈnɪkjʊləs| — the stalk of a plant ovule or seed

funk |fʌŋk| — a state of nervous depression

funk-hole |ˈfʌŋkhəʊl| — (military slang) A concealed place where one can hide in safety, especially during a war; a dugout.

funky |fʌŋkɪ| — offensively malodorous

funnel |ˈfʌnl| — a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends

funnies  — a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

funny |ˈfʌnɪ| — an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

funny-bone |ˈfʌnɪ bəʊn| — (idiomatic) The ulnar nerve in the elbow, which, when hit, causes a tingly sensation. [from the 19th c.]

funnyman  — (informal) comedian

funster |ˈfənstər| — (colloquial, humorous or childish) A fun person.

fur |fɜːr| — the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

fur-seal |ˈfɜːsiːl| — A marine mammal of either of the genera Arctocephalus or Callorhinus of the eared seal family Otariidae. They differ from the true seals by having small, visible ears and the ability to walk on land.

furbearer |ˈfərˌberər| — An animal that is hunted or farmed for its fur

furbelow |ˈfɜːbɪləʊ| — a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

furbelows |ˈfɜːbɪləʊz| — plural form of furbelow

furbish |ˈfɜːˌbɪʃ| — polish and make shiny

furbish up |ˈfɜːˌbɪʃ ʌp| — restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

furbished |ˈfɜːbɪʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of furbish

furbisher  — One who furbishes; especially, a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.

furcate |ˈfɜːrkeɪt| — divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

furcation |fərˈkeɪʃən| — the place where something divides into branches

furcula |ˈfɜːkjʊlə| — a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds

furfur |ˈfɜːrfər| — (archaic, countable) a particle of dandruff

furious |ˈfjʊrɪəs| — marked by extreme and violent energy

furiously |ˈfjʊrɪəslɪ| — (of the elements) in a wild and stormy manner

furiousness  — the property of being wild or turbulent

furl |fɜːrl| — form into a cylinder by rolling

furlong |ˈfɜːrlɔːŋ| — a unit of length equal to 220 yards

furlough |ˈfɜːrləʊ| — a temporary leave of absence from military duty

furmenty  — frumenty

furnace |ˈfɜːrnɪs| — an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

furnish |ˈfɜːrnɪʃ| — give something useful or necessary to

furnished |ˈfɜːrnɪʃt| — provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)

furnisher |ˈfɜːrnɪʃər| — one who furnishes

furnishing |ˈfɜːˌnɪʃɪŋ| — (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel

furnishings |ˈfɜrnɪʃɪŋz| — plural form of furnishing

furniture |ˈfɜːrnɪtʃər| — furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

furor |ˈfjʊrɒr| — an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

furore |ˈfjʊrrɔːr| — an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

furphy |ˈfɜːrfɪ| — (Australia, slang) a rumour, or an erroneous or improbable story.

furred |fɜːd| — covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs

furrier |ˈfʌrɪər| — someone whose occupation is making or repairing fur garments

furriery |ˈfɜːriːəriː| — Furs in general.

furrow |ˈfɜːrəʊ| — a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

furrowed |ˈfʌrəʊd| — having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

furry |ˈfɜːrɪ| — covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs

further |ˈfɜːrðər| — promote the growth of

furtherance |ˈfɜːrðərəns| — encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

furthermore |ˌfɜːrðərˈmɔːr| — in addition

furthermost |ˈfɜːrðərməʊst| — (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

furthest |ˈfɜːrðɪst| — to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)

furtive |ˈfɜːrtɪv| — marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

furtively |ˈfɜːrtɪvlɪ| — in a furtive manner

furtiveness |ˈfɜːtɪvnəs| — a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously

furuncle |ˈfjʊrəŋkəl| — a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus

fury |ˈfjʊrɪ| — a feeling of intense anger

furze |fɜːrz| — very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe

fuscous |ˈfəskəs| — of something having a dusky brownish grey color

fuse |fjuːz| — an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

fusee |fjuːˈziː| — a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring

fuselage |ˈfjuːsəlɑːʒ| — the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

fusibility |ˌfjuːzəˈbɪlɪtiː| — The ease with which a material will melt.

fusible |ˈfjuːzəbəl| — capable of being melted and fused

fusiform |ˈfjuːzəfɔːrm| — tapering at each end

fusil |ˈfjuːzəl| — a light flintlock musket

fusilier |ˌfjuːzəˈlɪər| — (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket

fusillade |ˌfjuːsəˈleɪd| — rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

fusion |ˈfjuːʒn| — an occurrence that involves the production of a union

fusional  — (linguistics, of a language) Tending to overlay many morphemes in a manner that can be difficult to segment.

fuss |fʌs| — an excited state of agitation

fussbudget |ˈfəsˌbəjət| — One who complains or fusses a great deal, especially about unimportant matters; a fusspot

fussiness |ˈfʌsɪnəs| — an irritable petulant feeling

fusspot |ˈfʌspɑːt| — thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

fussy |ˈfʌsɪ| — annoyed and irritable

fust |ˈfəst| — (obsolete) To decay.

fustian |ˈfʌstʃən| — pompous or pretentious talk or writing

fustic |ˈfəstɪk| — A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye.

fustigate |ˈfʌstəˌɡeɪt| — strike with a cudgel

fusty |ˈfʌstɪ| — stale and unclean smelling

futhorc |ˈfuːθɔːk| — The Runic alphabet as used to write Old English.

futile |ˈfjuːtl| — producing no result or effect

futility |fjuːˈtɪlətɪ| — uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

future |ˈfjuːtʃər| — the time yet to come

futurism |ˈfjuːtʃərɪzəm| — an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age

futurist |ˈfjuːtʃərɪst| — a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future

futuristic |ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɪstɪk| — of or relating to futurism

futurity |fjʊˈtʊrətɪ| — the time yet to come

futurology |ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɑːlədʒɪ| — the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions

fuze |fjuːz| — any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

fuzz |fʌz| — filamentous hairlike growth on a plant

fuzzily |fʊzzɪleɪ| — In a fuzzy manner

fuzziness |ˈfʌzɪ| — the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

fuzzy |ˈfʌzɪ| — covering with fine light hairs

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