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1. fiddle-faddle

noun. trivial nonsense.

Synonyms

  • balderdash
  • nonsense
  • nonsensicality
  • meaninglessness
  • hokum
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • significance
  • meaningfulness
  • purposefulness
  • arrive

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2. fiddle-shaped

adjective. (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center.

Synonyms

  • panduriform
  • pandurate
  • unsubdivided

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex
  • difficult
  • simplicity

3. fiddle

noun. ['ˈfɪdəl'] bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow.

Synonyms

  • violin
  • chin rest
  • bowed stringed instrument
  • Amati
  • fiddlestick
  • Stradavarius
  • Strad
  • violin bow
  • string

Antonyms

  • recede
  • unstring
  • unfasten
  • take away

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play on a violin.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play the violin or fiddle.

Antonyms

  • summerize

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.

Synonyms

  • put out
  • toy
  • play
  • retire
  • diddle

Antonyms

  • unchain
  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] try to fix or mend.

Synonyms

  • furbish up
  • fix
  • doctor
  • mend
  • tinker
  • touch on
  • bushel
  • repair

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • compress
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] avoid (one's assigned duties).

Synonyms

  • malinger
  • slack
  • skulk
  • goldbrick
  • shirk
  • avoid
  • shrink from

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • increase
  • strengthen
  • tightness

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.

Synonyms

  • tamper
  • monkey

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] commit fraud and steal from one's employer.

Synonyms

  • malversate
  • misappropriate
  • peculate
  • defalcate

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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