[ fyoo-nest ]
/ fyuˈnɛst /


boding or causing evil or death; fatal; disastrous.

Nearby words

  1. funeral pie,
  2. funeralize,
  3. funerary,
  4. funereal,
  5. funereally,
  6. funfair,
  7. funfest,
  8. fungal,
  9. fungal infection,
  10. fungate

Origin of funest

1645–55; < French funeste < Latin fūnestus, derivative of fūnus funeral, death Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for funest



"portending death," 1550s (implied in funestal), from Middle French funeste "unlucky" (14c.), from Latin funestus "causing death, destructive; mournful," from funus (see funeral (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper