censure, reprobate; remonstrate, protest against, inveigh against, rail against, declaim against, attack, assail.
fulmination, n. 1. violent denunciation, condemnation, criticism, Inf. knock, SI. put-down; censure, disapproval, disapprobation, reprobation, reprehension, objection; animadversion, Inf brickbat, aspersion, obloquy; tirade, philippic, diatribe.
2. violent explosion, blow-up, blast, detonation, Archaic. displosion; crash, eruption, bursting, breaking open, flying apart, dissiliency, dissilience; bang, shot, crack, discharge, report, boom, roar, thunder, clap, rumble, roll.
fulsome, adj. 1. excessive, extravagant, immoderate, inordinate, overdone; adulatory, idolatrous, hero-worshiping, overappreciative, excessive in one's praise.
2. disgusting, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, noxious, foul, vile; repulsive, repellent, revolting, odious, hateful, loathsome, detestable.
3. gross, coarse, vulgar, raw, low, broad; uncouth, rude, crude, crass, tasteless, in bad or poor taste; obscene, indecent, gutter.
fumble, v. 1. grope, grabble, search or feel about, search blindly or uncertainly; feel one's way, tiptoe, walk on eggs; flounder, stumble, stumble around.
2. blunder, miss, err, Inf. drop the ball, Inf bobble; muff, bungle, botch, mismanage, boggle, spoil, Inf. make a mess or hash of, Inf flub, Inf. foul up, SI. blow.
fume, n. 1. vapor, haze, gas, smoke, pollution; reek, smell, stink, effluvium, noxious odor.
2. huff, puff, fret, pet, stew, dudgeon, pique, rage; fit, storm, outburst, agitation, passion.
-v. 3. emit, give out, vaporize, exhale, puff, smoke; reek, smell, stink.
4. fuss, bluster, flare up, rant, rave, rage, storm, explode; fidget, chafe, fret, champ at the bit; seethe, boil, boil over, foam at the mouth, get in a lather; All Inf. get steamed up, steam, get hot under the collar, blow one's top or gasket, flip one's lid, flip out, fly off the handle, raise the roof, loose one's cool.
fumigate, v. disinfect, purify, sterilize, cleanse, sanitize, sanitate.
fumy, adj. smoky, fuliginous, hazy, steaming, reeking; fumelike, gaseous, vaporous.
fun, n. 1. pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, play, sport, entertainment, recreation, relaxation, distraction, pastime; mirth, merriment, laughter, glee, hilarity, jollity, high spirits; cheer, delight, gladness, gaiety, cheerfulness, zest, sunshine, brightness; festivity, frolic, merrymaking, celebration, exhilaration, joy, jubilance, jubilation, exultation, rejoicing.
2. playfulness, clowning, clowning around, tomfoolery, horseplay.
3. joking, jesting, banter, levity, badinage; nonsense, teasing, fooling, twitting, SI. wisecracking.
4. in fun or
for fun jokingly, in jest, half-seriously, facetiously, with tongue in cheek, with a gleam in one's eye, with a chuckle, laughingly, Inf. with a straight face, Inf without cracking a smile, Inf. without giving away the game; as a lark, for a joke or gag, playfully, blithely, buoyantly, gayly, gleefully, with a poke in the ribs; humorously, amusingly, wittily, drolly, roguishly, archly, mischievously, waggishly.
5. make fun of deride, scoff at, mock, jeer, ridicule, knock; taunt, gibe, rag; rib, kid, Inf roast, SI. razz; lampoon, satirize, parody; make sport of, poke fun at, make a fool out of, make the butt of, Inf. needle or give [s.o.] the needle; insult, belittle, run down, disparage.