Synonyms for FOILfɔɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foil(noun)

    a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, transparency

  2. foil, enhancer(noun)

    anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, foil, transparency

  3. hydrofoil, foil(noun)

    a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, foil, hydroplane, transparency

  4. foil, transparency(noun)

    picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, transparence, hydrofoil, foil, transparentness, transparency

  5. foil(verb)

    a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, transparency

  6. foil(verb)

    enhance by contrast

    Synonyms:
    cross, frustrate, spoil, bilk, baffle, thwart, scotch

  7. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

  8. foil(verb)

    cover or back with foil

    Synonyms:
    cross, frustrate, spoil, bilk, baffle, thwart, scotch

Wiktionary

  1. foil(1)

    To multiply two binomials together.

    Synonyms:
    put the kibosh on, scupper, thwart, spoor

  2. foil(2)

    To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

    Synonyms:
    silver paper, tin foil, silver foil, aluminium foil

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. foil

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

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