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Synonyms of fringe in English:


  • 1 he lived on the city's northern fringe
    outer limits, limits, borders, bounds, outskirts, marches
    literary marge, bourn, skirt
    rare ambit
    [Antonyms] middle
  • 2 the curtains are blue with a honey-coloured fringe
    edging, edge, border, hem, trimming, frill, flounce, ruffle;
    archaic purfle
  • adjective

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  • he played small parts in fringe theatre
    unconventional, unorthodox, offbeat, alternative, avant-garde, experimental, innovative, innovatory, radical, extreme;
    peripheral, unofficial;
    North American  left-field, off Broadway
    informal way out
    [Antonyms] mainstream
  • verb

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  • 1 she fringed the edges of the cloak with black velvet
    decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, finish
    archaic purfle
    rare befringe, befrill
  • 2 the lake is fringed by a belt of trees
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