Synonyms for fillip

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And doubtless some break in the monotony gives a fillip of pleasure.

It was just a fillip to my enjoyment, as I looked on and off my page alternately.

He has given a fillip to existence, loath as I am to acknowledge it.

Corrupting a Legislature is not something a man may do with a fillip of his finger and thumb.

She knew that it wanted but this fillip to carry her through.

Eat, drink, play; all other human joys are not worth a fillip.'

And the baron with a fillip of the finger made this toy whirl round.

The common parent was given a fillip of a contemptuous thumb and finger.

Vaucorbeil watched him, then, with a fillip, knocked off his cap.

A fillip to the wheel of her fate was given as she and Ellis went up the hill.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., philippen "to flip something with the fingers, snap the fingers," possibly of imitative origin. As a noun, from 1520s, fyllippe.

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