What is another word for fist?

Pronunciation: [fˈɪst] (IPA)

A fist is a hand that has been clenched tightly, often in anger or frustration. The word can also be used as a verb, describing the action of clenching one's hand into a fist. However, there are many synonyms for "fist" that can be used to add variety and interest to a piece of writing. Some of these synonyms include "punch", "knuckle", "bunch", "clench", "grip", "hold", and "grasp". Each of these words carries its own connotations and shades of meaning, allowing writers to choose the word that best suits their intended tone and message.

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular

What are the hypernyms for Fist?

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What are the opposite words for fist?

The antonyms for the word "fist" are open hand, palms, fingers, and unclenched. An open hand refers to a hand that is extended and does not form a fist. Palms signify the back of the hand but not shaped into a fist. Fingers are the individual digits of the hand when the hand is opened. Unclenched is a term that refers to a hand or fist that is deliberately relaxed or opened. These antonyms are essential to differentiate from the word "fist" when describing a relaxed, calm, or peaceful situation.

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Usage examples for Fist

The thump was made by his fist, which, however, was kept concealed from the audience.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
It was as if he had struck her with his fist.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
Evidently she could not manage her voice, for he saw her begin softly beating her lips with her fist, fighting to get back her self-control.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Fist

  • That's when I hit the ground. So in the instant that that round landed and blew me in the air, I had those separate and distinct thoughts. The guy who was standing right next to where I had been standing had a hole in his back I could put my fist into.
    Ed Bradley
  • We'll hold out our hand; they have to unclench their fist.
    Hillary Clinton
  • One thing is certain, You can't shake hands with a fist.
    David Allan Coe
  • My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
    Bette Davis
  • I've seen a dead body, I've seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I've been a hunter since I was a child, though I don't anymore, I've gutted wild game.
    George Eads

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