1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    Synonyms : ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil
    Type Of : fail, go wrong, miscarry
  2. (sports) dropping the ball

    Synonyms : muff
    Type Of : pratfall, fuckup, foul-up, flub, bungle, botch, boo-boo, boner, blunder, blooper, bloomer
  3. feel about uncertainly or blindly

    Synonyms : grope
    Type Of : search, look for, seek
  4. make one's way clumsily or blindly

    Synonyms : blunder
    Type Of : pass
    Examples :
    • He fumbled towards the door
  5. drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • fumble a grounder
  6. handle clumsily

    Type Of : palm, handle


  1. ruthless in competition

    Synonyms : bowelless, cutthroat
  2. violently agitated and turbulent

    Synonyms : boisterous, rough
    Examples :
    • the fierce thunders roar me their music
  3. marked by extreme and violent energy

    Synonyms : ferocious, furious, savage
    Examples :
    • fierce fighting
  4. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Synonyms : tearing, trigger-happy, vehement, violent
    Examples :
    • fierce loyalty


  1. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

    Synonyms : farsightedness, prevision, prospicience
    Type Of : knowing
  2. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

    Synonyms : foresightedness, foresightfulness
    Type Of : providence


  1. having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination

    Antonyms : faceless
    Examples :
    • a neatly faced terrace


  1. especially spread in a fan shape

    Synonyms : spread-out
    Examples :
    • the peacock's fanned tail


  1. the side that is forward or prominent

    Synonyms : forepart, front end
    Antonyms : rear
    Type Of : face, side
  2. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

    Synonyms : figurehead, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman
    Type Of : deceiver, beguiler, cheat, cheater, trickster, slicker
  3. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

    Synonyms : movement, social movement
    Type Of : social group
    Examples :
    • he led the national liberation front
  4. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

    Synonyms : face, look
    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : lie
  5. the immediate proximity of someone or something

    Synonyms : presence
    Type Of : proximity
    Examples :
    • he was well behaved in front of company
  6. confront bodily

    Synonyms : breast
    Type Of : confront, face
  7. the line along which opposing armies face each other

    Synonyms : battlefront, front line
    Type Of : line
  8. a sphere of activity involving effort

    Type Of : sphere, arena, field, area, domain, orbit
    Examples :
    • the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front
    • they advertise on many different fronts
  9. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

    Type Of : atmospheric phenomenon
  10. relating to or located in the front

    Antonyms : back
    Examples :
    • the front lines
    • the front porch
  11. the outward appearance of a person

    Type Of : appearance
    Examples :
    • he put up a bold front
  12. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : place, position
    Examples :
    • he walked to the front of the stage
  13. the side that is seen or that goes first

    Antonyms : rear
    Type Of : side


  1. draw back, as with fear or pain

    Synonyms : cringe, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  2. a reflex response to sudden pain

    Synonyms : wince
    Type Of : jump, start, startle

funeral pyre

  1. wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

    Synonyms : pyre
    Type Of : agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile


  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

    Antonyms : many
    Examples :
    • a few weeks ago
    • a few more wagons than usual
    • an invalid's pleasures are few and far between
    • few roses were still blooming
    • few women have led troops in battle
  2. a small elite group

    Type Of : elite group, elite
    Examples :
    • it was designed for the discriminating few


  1. the activity of supplying or taking on fuel

    Synonyms : refueling
    Type Of : provision, supply, supplying