flay

  1. strip the skin off

    Type Of : pare, peel, skin

fatal

  1. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

    Synonyms : black, calamitous, disastrous, fateful
    Examples :
    • such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory
    • it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it
  2. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    Synonyms : fateful
    Examples :
    • a fatal series of events
  3. having momentous consequences; of decisive importance

    Synonyms : fateful
    Examples :
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  4. bringing death

    Antonyms : nonfatal

figuratively

  1. in a figurative sense

    Antonyms : literally
    Examples :
    • figuratively speaking,...

fretful

  1. nervous and unable to relax

    Synonyms : antsy, fidgety, itchy
    Examples :
    • a constant fretful stamping of hooves
  2. habitually complaining

    Synonyms : querulous, whiney, whiny

feticide

  1. the act of destroying a fetus

    Synonyms : aborticide
    Type Of : induced abortion

fragrance

  1. a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

    Synonyms : bouquet, fragrancy, redolence, sweetness
    Type Of : smell, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, aroma
  2. a distinctive odor that is pleasant

    Synonyms : aroma, perfume, scent
    Type Of : olfactory perception, odor, olfactory sensation, odour, smell

fidelity

  1. the quality of being faithful

    Synonyms : faithfulness
    Antonyms : infidelity
    Type Of : quality
  2. accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

    Type Of : truth, accuracy

flames

  1. shine with a sudden light

    Synonyms : flare
    Type Of : shine, beam
  2. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

    Synonyms : fire, flaming
    Type Of : combustion, burning
  3. be in flames or aflame

    Type Of : combust, burn
    Examples :
    • The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset
  4. criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

    Type Of : correct, objurgate, chastise, chasten, castigate
    Examples :
    • the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed

fauna

  1. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    Synonyms : animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature
    Type Of : being, organism
  2. all the animal life in a particular region or period

    Synonyms : zoology
    Antonyms : flora
    Type Of : accumulation, collection, assemblage, aggregation
    Examples :
    • the fauna of China

fatalism

  1. a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them

    Type Of : determinism
  2. a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

    Type Of : acceptance, credence