fetter, n. 1. Usu.
fetters chains, shackles, gyves, trammels; irons, bonds, pinions; manacles, handcuffs, SI. bracelets, Brit. SI. darbies; hampers, clog, governor.
-v. 2. shackle, gyve, manacle, handcuff, put in irons; chain, enchain, truss, bind, bind hand and foot, tie up, tie down; trammel, entrammel, hobble, hamper, clog, pinion.
3. restrain, detain, cage, confine, constrain, lock up, put away, incarcerate, imprison; impound, enclose, pen up, hold captive,
fettle, n. condition, order, shape, form, Inf. kilter, SI. whack; health, fitness, physical fitness, well-being; state, position, place, situation, circumstance, state of affairs, way, fix, kettle of fish,
fetus, n. embryo, fertilized egg; unborn baby,
feud, n. 1. vendetta, rivalry, cold war; hostility, antagonism, animosity, enmity, opposition; acrimoniousness, bitterness, ill will, bad blood, hard feelings, unfriendliness; schism, faction, breach, estrangement, falling out.
2. quarrel, argument, altercation, contention; fight, row, squabble, bickering, spat, tiff, dustup, Brit. Dial. fratch; dissension, strife, discord, jar, clash, conflict, factiousness; disagreement, difference of opinion, controversy, contest, variance,
fever, n. 1. fever, heat, Inf. temperature, SI. temp; feverishness, febricity, Pathol, pyrexia; fire, inflammation, redness, flush, glow; All Pathol, scarlet fever, scarlatina, yellow fever, yellow jack, typhus fever, typhoid fever, malaria, ague, delirium, calenture.
2. feverish excitement, restlessness, unrest, agitation, disquiet, unquiet, turmoil, ferment; upset, confusion, fluster, Inf. dither, Inf. tizzy, frenzy, panic.
3. desire, ardor, passion, intensity, fervency, eagerness, zeal, zealousness, enthusiasm.
feverish, adj. 1. febrile, fevered, feverous, Pathol. pyretic, Pathol, pyrexic or pyrexical, fever-ridden; red, flushed, glowing, inflamed, fiery, hot, red-hot, burning, parched; sudorific, sweating; Pathol, delirious, hectic.
2. excited, agitated, restless, nervous, unquiet, wrought up, worked up, frenzied; upset, flustered, confused, Inf in a dither, Inf. in a tizzy, frantic.
3. intense, strong, burning, ardent, fervent, impassioned, passionate, desirous, zealous, eager, enthusiastic.
few, adj. not many, hardly any, scarcely any; Inf. a couple of, a handful of, a sprinkling of, one or two; scant, skimpy, meager; rare, scarce, few and far between; occasional, infrequent, sporadic,
fiance, fiancee, n. betrothed, intended, sweetheart; girlfriend, boyfriend, bride-to-be, husband-to-be.
fiasco, n. failure, miscarriage, frustration, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment, inefficacy, SI. no-go, flash in the pan; lead balloon, Inf. flop, SI. bomb, SI. brodie, Inf. clunker, Inf. dud, SI. clinker, Inf. bummer, SI. bust; fizzle, botch, blunder, foozle, abortion; muddle, mess, scrape, jam; complete disaster,
fiat, n. decree, edict, act, (in the Middle East) firman, ukase; ordinance, rule, law, assize; dictum, dictate, command, commandment, order, precept, prescript, mandate, admonition, injunction; proclamation, pronunciamento, manifesto; warrant, sanction, authorization.
fib, n. 1. lie, falsehood, falsity, untruth, prevarication; white lie, misrepresentation, fabrication, invention; fiction, fairy tale, story, tall tale, cock and bull story.
-v. 2. lie, prevaricate, misspeak, palter; equivocate, fudge, sidestep, Inf. waffle; withhold, make a mental reservation, talk with one's fingers crossed.