fidelity, n. 1. duteousness, obedience, compliance; devotedness, devotion, dedication, consecration, allegiance, single-heartedness, patriotism; loyalty, loyalness, faithfulness, fealty, trueness, true-heartedness; steadfastness, steadiness, unchangingness, constancy, abidingness, lastingness, enduringness, permanence; staunchness, unswervingness, firmness, resoluteness; stability, stableness, solidity, solidness, strength, incorruptibility, incorruptibleness.
2. trustworthiness, trustiness, reliability, reliableness, dependability, dependableness, responsibility, responsibleness; sincerity, sincereness, earnestness, conscientiousness, scrupulousness; uprightness, integrity, probity, righteousness, honorableness, upstandingness.
3. accuracy, exactness, exactitude, precision, preciseness, closeness, faithfulness, strictness; correspondency, correspondence, similarity, agreement, accordance, conformity; honestness, truthfulness, credibility, credibleness, authenticity, genuineness, realness.
fidget, v. 1. twiddle, twiddle one's thumbs, jitter, move by fits and starts, Scot. fidge, twitch, jerk; play around, fool around; wiggle, wigwag, squirm, itch, scrabble, Sl. have ants in one's pants.
2. agitate, irritate, annoy, bother; fluster, ruffle, upset, discombobulate.
-n. 3. Usu.
fidgets fidgetiness, restlessness, dither, stew, uneasiness, skittishness; jitters, nervousness, fan-tods, Sl. willies, Sl. heebie-jeebies, Inf. whim-whams, Sl. jimjams, Inf. screaming-meemies.
fidgety, adj. restless, restive, jittery, skittish, jumpy, Sl. antsy; impatient, unquiet, uneasy, itchy, nervous, tremulous; flustered, flurried, ruffled, fussed, in a pother.
field, n. 1. pasture, clearing, Archaic, glebe; meadow, Archaic, mead, lea; sward, green, lawn, lot, common, campus.
2. playing field, the turf, track, hippodrome; ball-field, diamond, gridiron, arena, lists; parade ground, Sl. grinder, drill field; battleground, theater of operations.
3. sphere, scope, domain, realm; territory, province, bailiwick, bounds, department; expanse, stretch, extent, area, space, range, reach; limits, confines.
4. discipline, specialization, forte, expertise,
fiend, n. 1. Satan, demon, devil. See - devil (defs.
2. savage, monster, ogre, beast, brute; sadist, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Bluebeard, Jack the Ripper; malefactor, badman, Brit, bad hat, Sl. bad news, Sl. bad actor, Sl. rotter; hit man, gunslinger, Inf. plugugly, U.S. tough; barbarian, ruffian, rowdy, Inf. meanie, Sl. creep, ghoul; scoundrel, villain, Iago, Sl. rat, blackguard; cad, Inf. heel, Sl. no-goodnik, Sl. bastard.
3. mischief-maker, imp, brat; pain in the neck, annoyance, nuisance, pest; jackanapes, whippersnapper.
4. addict, Sl. freak; Inf. hound, Sl. hophead, Sl. druggie; chain smoker, Sl. nicotine nut; alcoholic, Sl. boozer.
5. fan, enthusiast, aficionado, devotee, follower, Inf. buff; Sl. nut, Sl. bug, monomaniac.
fiendish, adj. 1. inhuman, barbarous, barbaric, savage, Tartarian, Hunnish, Vandalic; brutal, brutish, murderous, slaughterous, bloodthirsty, sanguinary, sadistic, ogreish; terrible, harsh, fell, truculent; ferocious, ruthless, vicious, feral, ferine; pitiless, merciless, heartless, unkind, unfeeling, cruel, hardhearted, stony-hearted, cold-blooded; unrelenting, relentless, remorseless, inexorable.
2. demonic, diabolic, diabolical, devilish, ghoulish; satanic, Mephistophelian, demonian, demoniac, demoniacal, cacodemonic; infernal, hellish, hellborn.