Synonyms of foil in English:



  • his attempts to escape were constantly foiled
    thwart, frustrate, counter, oppose, baulk, disappoint, impede, obstruct, hamper, hinder, snooker, cripple, scotch, derail, smash, dash; stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, nip in the bud
    British informal scupper, nobble, queer, put the mockers on
    Australian/New Zealand & Irish vulgar slang root
    archaic traverse
    [Antonyms] assist
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    Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
    lack of modesty

    Synonyms of foil in English:



  • the black gown was the perfect foil for her colouring
    contrast, background, setting, relief, antithesis; complement
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