falter

  1. speak haltingly

    Synonyms : bumble, stammer, stutter
    Type Of : verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, speak, talk
    Examples :
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room
  2. be unsure or weak

    Synonyms : waver
    Type Of : waver, hesitate, waffle
    Examples :
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering
  3. walk unsteadily

    Synonyms : bumble, stumble
    Type Of : walk
  4. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

    Synonyms : waver
    Type Of : move
  5. the act of pausing uncertainly

    Synonyms : faltering, hesitation, waver
    Type Of : pause

fallacious

  1. intended to deceive

    Synonyms : deceitful, fraudulent
    Examples :
    • fallacious testimony
  2. containing or based on a fallacy

    Synonyms : unsound
    Examples :
    • fallacious reasoning
  3. based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

    Examples :
    • fallacious hope

feeder

  1. an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds

    Synonyms : bird feeder, birdfeeder
    Type Of : device
  2. a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

    Synonyms : self-feeder
    Type Of : machine
    Examples :
    • the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock
  3. a branch that flows into the main stream

    Synonyms : affluent, confluent, tributary
    Type Of : branch
  4. someone who consumes food for nourishment

    Synonyms : eater
    Type Of : consumer
  5. an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening

    Type Of : domestic animal, domesticated animal
  6. an animal that feeds on a particular source of food

    Type Of : animal, fauna, brute, creature, animate being, beast
    Examples :
    • a bark feeder
    • a mud feeder

feminist

  1. a supporter of feminism

    Synonyms : libber, women's liberationist, women's rightist
    Type Of : meliorist, social reformer, crusader, reformer, reformist
  2. of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women

    Examples :
    • feminist critique

feminism

  1. the movement aimed at equal rights for women

    Synonyms : feminist movement, women's lib, women's liberation movement
    Type Of : movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort
  2. a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women

    Type Of : school of thought, ism, philosophy, doctrine, philosophical system

forte

  1. used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly

    Synonyms : loudly
    Antonyms : piano
  2. an asset of special worth or utility

    Synonyms : long suit, metier, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit
    Type Of : asset, plus
    Examples :
    • cooking is his forte
  3. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) loud; with force

    Synonyms : loud
    Antonyms : piano
    Examples :
    • the forte passages in the composition
  4. a musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly

    Type Of : musical passage, passage
  5. the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

    Type Of : part, portion

fake

  1. tamper, with the purpose of deception

    Synonyms : cook, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
    Type Of : chisel, cheat
  2. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

    Synonyms : postiche, sham
    Type Of : imitation
  3. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

    Synonyms : false, faux, imitation, simulated
    Examples :
    • it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur
  4. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : counterfeit, forge
    Type Of : re-create
    Examples :
    • he faked the signature
  5. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

    Synonyms : bastard, bogus, phoney, phony
  6. a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms : faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer
    Type Of : beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
  7. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

    Synonyms : bull, bullshit, talk through one's hat
    Type Of : pretend, affect, dissemble, sham, feign
    Examples :
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it
  8. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

    Synonyms : juke
    Type Of : feint

finger

  1. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

    Synonyms : digit, finger's breadth, fingerbreadth
    Type Of : linear unit, linear measure
  2. examine by touch

    Synonyms : feel
    Examples :
    • The customer fingered the sweater
  3. feel or handle with the fingers

    Synonyms : thumb
    Type Of : touch
    Examples :
    • finger the binding of the book
  4. any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

    Type Of : digit, extremity, dactyl
    Examples :
    • her fingers were long and thin
  5. indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

    Type Of : indicate, show, designate, point
  6. one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb

    Type Of : covering
  7. search for on the computer

    Type Of : look for, search, seek
    Examples :
    • I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons