- FACADE Dictionary lookup
: Front or face, especially of a building - a facade of marble.
238. FACETIOUS: Given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun - brightened the evening with his facetious remarks.
Synonyms: jocose, droll, flippant, frivolous
Antonyms: solemn, grave, saturnine
- FALLACIOUS Dictionary lookup
(noun: FALLACY): Unsound; misleading; deceptive - led astray by fallacious reasoning and plans.
240. FALLIBLE: Liable to make mistakes or be deceived - Being human, Tom was naturally fallible.
Antonyms: infallible, unerring
- FATHOM Dictionary lookup
: To penetrate and understand - difficult to fathom his mysterious actions.
242. FATUOUS: Foolish; silly - a fatuous suggestion that struck us as stupid.
Synonyms: inane, vacuous, puerile
Antonyms: judicious, sagacious, sage
- FEALTY Dictionary lookup
: Faithfulness - The soldiers were pledged to fealty to their ruler.
Synonyms: allegiance, constancy, fidelity
Antonyms: disloyalty; infidelity, treachery
- FEASIBLE Dictionary lookup
: Workable - a feasible plan, proved practical by - previous experience.
- FEIGN Dictionary lookup
(noun: FEINT): To pretend - He feigned to be angry, but we saw through his pretense.
Synonyms: dissemble, sham, dissimulate, affect
- FELICITY Dictionary lookup
(1) A state of happiness - promoted felicity in the nation.
- FERVID Dictionary lookup
: Spirited; ardent - a fervid debater, full of emotion.
Synonyms: perfervid, impassioned, zealous, fervent, vehement
- FESTOON Dictionary lookup
(noun): A garland of flowers, leaves, etc. hung between two points - the room bright with festoons of Thanksgiving decorations.
(verb): To hang with festoons - a room festooned with spring flowers.
(1) Something that is believed to have magical powers - savages worshipping the fetish in a ceremonial dance.
Synonym: charm, talisman, amulet
- FIASCO Dictionary lookup
: A ludicrous and complete failure - all his glorious plans ending in a fiasco.
- FICTITIOUS Dictionary lookup
: Unreal; made-up - used a fictitious name to avoid being recognized.
- FLACCID Dictionary lookup
: Lacking firmness - muscles grown flaccid after the illness.
Synonyms: flabby, limp
- FLAGRANT Dictionary lookup
: Outstandingly bad - condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.
Synonyms: glaring, scandalous, notorious, conspicuous, gross
- FLAMBOYANT Dictionary lookup
: Elaborately showy - written in a flamboyant, style, full of highly decorative imagery.
Synonyms: florid, ornate, resplendent, embellished, garish, gaudy, gorgeous, rococo
- FLAUNT Dictionary lookup
: Display or wave boastfully - flaunted the excellent report before his delighted parents.
256. FLEETING: Passing swiftly -the fleeting hours of happiness
Synonyms: transitory, fugitive
- FLUCTUATE Dictionary lookup
: To waver from one course to another; to vary irregularly - his mood fluctuating with every hour.
Synonyms: oscillate, vacillate, undulate, sway
- FORBEAR Dictionary lookup
(noun: FORBEARANCE): To exercise self control; to keep from - forbearing to shoot the animal despite temptation.
Synonyms: restrain, abstain
- FORENSIC Dictionary lookup
: Pertaining to public discussion or law courts - a lawyer gifted in forensic debate.
Synonyms: rhetorical, oratorical
- FORTUITOUS Dictionary lookup
: Accidental - a fortuitous meeting with a friend in need.
Synonyms: casual, incidental, adventitious, random
- FRACAS Dictionary lookup
: A disorderly quarrel - A fracas broke up the meeting.
Synonyms: brawl, altercation, fray, wrangle, imbroglio
- FRUSTRATE Dictionary lookup
: To prevent (the attainment of an object); to defeat or render ineffectual - His scholastic progress was frustrated by a serious illness.
Synonyms: balk, thwart, foil, baffle, obstruct, discomfit
- FULSOME Dictionary lookup
: Disgustingly excessive - nauseated by fulsome praise.
264. GARNISH: To trim or decorate - dishes garnished attractively with greens.
Synonyms: adorn, deck