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FIEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fiend mean? 

FIEND (noun)
  The noun FIEND has 3 senses:

1. a cruel wicked and inhuman person
2. one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief
3. a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

  Familiarity information: FIEND used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIEND (noun)


Sense 1fiend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cruel wicked and inhuman person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fiend; ogre; demon; monster; devil

Hypernyms ("fiend" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fiend"):

demoniac (someone who acts as if possessed by a demon)


Sense 2fiend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

daemon; daimon; demon; devil; fiend

Hypernyms ("fiend" is a kind of...):

evil spirit (a spirit tending to cause harm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fiend"):

incubus (a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women)

succuba; succubus (a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men)

dibbuk; dybbuk ((Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior)


Sense 3fiend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fanatic; fiend

Context example:

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject

Hypernyms ("fiend" is a kind of...):

enthusiast; partisan; partizan (an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity)


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