fallen

[faw-luh n]
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verb

past participle of fall.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. fallacy of division,
  2. fallacy of many questions,
  3. fallal,
  4. fallback,
  5. fallboard,
  6. fallen arch,
  7. fallen timbers,
  8. faller,
  9. fallfish,
  10. fallibility

Related formsun·fall·en, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unfallen

fallen

verb

the past participle of fall

adjective

having sunk in reputation or honoura fallen woman
killed in battle with gloryour fallen heroes
defeated
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Word Origin and History for unfallen

fallen

adj.

c.1400, past participle adjective from fall (v.). Used figuratively for "morally ruined" by 1620s. Meaning "those who have died" attested by 1765. Fallen angel is from 1680s; fallen woman by 1820.

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