verb (used without object)
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Origin of fiend
OTHER WORDS FROM fiendfiendlike, adjectiveun·der·fiend, noun
Words nearby fiend
How to use fiend in a sentence
Whether you’re really into lifting weights or you’re a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, resistance bands can help any athlete or exercise fiend elevate their workout.
Invariably, all the pilgrims are taken in by this subterfuge, except Monkey, who saves the day with his own shape-changing magic, then finishes off the fiend by smashing its skull with his trusty iron staff.The action-packed saga ‘Monkey King: Journey to the West’ gets a modern take|Michael Dirda|March 3, 2021|Washington Post
The assimilation-fiend, Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris), harbors shame over her dark skin and black-sounding name, Colandrea.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you're a market fiend, don't miss the still relatively new Union Market with its fun food stands and artisan shops.
She wanted to be an actress and confesses to being a total “movie fiend.”‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ A Close-Up Look at the Pinup Goddess and Sexual Icon|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Doug Caine, who describes himself as an “ex–dope fiend and former convict,” is the founder of Sober Champion.Live-in Sober Coaches Offer Wealthy Expensive New Way to Stay Clean|Eliza Shapiro|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By the end Buck has been transformed into a monster—“the Fiend incarnate.”American Dreams: ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London|Nathaniel Rich|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But that arch-fiend had been deserted by the majority of his followers, and he was babbling of suicide to his fellow Brahmins.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
When he became aware of his snares in time, he occasionally outwitted the crafty fiend.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
So the two went apart again; and the leaden-footed hours crept by, and the girl still wrestled with the fiend.
It glared into his eyes like a fiend of hell; it was fiery, sharp as steel—and it had to be seized with the naked hands!
"I am possessed of a fiend," she gasped, going up to the lady and speaking in a low voice, as if afraid to hear her own tones.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for fiend (1 of 2)
- a person who is intensely interested in or fond of somethinga fresh-air fiend; he is a fiend for cards
- an addicta drug fiend