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fey

 (fā)
adj.
1.
a. Overrefined, exaggerated, or affected: "She said the word in a deliberately fey and pretentious manner, striking a pose" (Jenefer Shute).
b. Effeminate: "a fey snap of the wrist" (Michael Eric Dyson).
2.
a. Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality: "She's got that fey look as though she's had breakfast with a leprechaun" (Dorothy Burnham).
b. Having visionary power; clairvoyant.
c. Appearing touched or crazy, as if under a spell.
3. Scots
a. Fated to die soon.
b. Full of the sense of approaching death.

[Middle English feie, fated to die, from Old English fǣge.]

fey′ly adv.

fey

(feɪ)
adj
1. interested in or believing in the supernatural
2. attuned to the supernatural; clairvoyant; visionary
3. chiefly Scot fated to die; doomed
4. chiefly Scot in a state of high spirits or unusual excitement, formerly believed to presage death
[Old English fæge marked out for death; related to Old Norse feigr doomed, Old High German feigi]
ˈfeyness n

fey

(feɪ)

adj.
1. whimsical; strange: a fey manner.
2. supernatural; enchanted: elves and other fey creatures.
3. appearing to be under a spell; visionary.
4. Chiefly Scot. doomed.
5. being in an unnaturally excited state of mind, once thought to portend death.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English fǣge doomed to die; c. Old Saxon fēgi, Old High German feigi, Old Norse feigr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fey - slightly insanefey - slightly insane      
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
2.fey - suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

fey

adjective
Having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic:
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