Carolyn’s Word of the Day: Fell, Day 11

Thursday, March 16, 2017


We may forget that there is more to the word fell than simply being the past tense of fall. In the English language, there are many uses of this word as a verb, noun, or adjective. Here a few.

Definition: v.t. an action that causes something to fall; idiom used to describe a single completely effective action; adj. cruel, fierce, vicious

Example: When we fell the false and unnatural boundaries built on greed, fear, religion, and politics we may live in a world driven by compassion, affection, love, and respect.

Synonyms: drop, cut, shoot, slash, efficacious, exact, productive, devastating

Antonyms: raise, lift, construct, ineffective, aimless, superficial, endless