noun see fell IV

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  • Fellness — Fell ness, n. [See {Fell} cruel.] The quality or state of being fell or cruel; fierce barbarity. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fellness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English felnes, from fel fell + nes ness : the quality or state of being fell : extreme cruelty, harshness, or destructiveness of character or effect a fellness of aspect …   Useful english dictionary

  • fellness — See fell2. * * * …   Universalium

  • fellness — noun The state or quality of being fell; awfulness, horror, cruelty. For very felnesse lowd he gan to weepe, / And said, Caytiue, cursse on thy cruell hond [...] …   Wiktionary

  • fellness — n. cruelty, fierceness; deadliness; destructiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fellness — fell·ness …   English syllables

  • fell — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fel skin, Latin pellis Date: before 12th century 1. skin, hide, pelt 2. a thin tough membrane covering a carcass directly under the hide II. transitive verb Etymology:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fell — fell1 /fel/, v. pt. of fall. fell2 /fel/, v.t. 1. to knock, strike, shoot, or cut down; cause to fall: to fell a moose; to fell a tree. 2. Sewing. to finish (a seam) by sewing the edge down flat. n. 3. Lumbering. the amount of timber cut down in… …   Universalium

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • barbarity — n 1. cruelty, viciousness, ruthlessness; ferocity, fierceness, savagery, ferity, truculence, fellness; brutality, brutishness, barbarism, inhumanity; pitilessness, mercilessness, heartlessness, unkindness, hard heartedness; relentlessness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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