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Synonyms for fauna
ˈfɔ nəfau·na

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fauna

    An animal is a sentient being, distinct from inanimate matter and from vegetable life on the one side and from mental and spiritual existence on the other. Thus man is properly classified as an animal. But because the animal life is the lowest and rudest part of his being and that which he shares with inferior creatures, to call any individual man an animal is to imply that the animal nature has undue supremacy, and so is deep condemnation or utter insult. The brute is the animal viewed as dull to all finer feeling; the beast is looked upon as a being of appetites. To call a man a brute is to imply that he is unfeeling and cruel; to call him a beast is to indicate that he is vilely sensual. We speak of the cruel father as a brute to his children; of the drunkard as making a beast of himself. So firmly are these figurative senses established that we now incline to avoid applying brute or beast to any creature, as a horse or dog, for which we have any affection; we prefer in such cases the word animal. Creature is a word of wide signification, including all the things that God has created, whether inanimate objects, plants, animals, angels, or men. The animals of a region are collectively called its fauna.

    Synonyms:
    animal, beast, brute, living creature, living organism, sentient being

    Antonyms:
    angel, inanimate object, man, matter, mind, mineral, soul, spirit, substance (material), vegetable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fauna, zoologynoun

    all the animal life in a particular region or period

    "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

    Synonyms:
    zoology, animal, animate being, zoological science, brute, beast, creature

    Antonyms:
    botany, vegetation, flora

  2. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunanoun

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    Synonyms:
    zoology, puppet, tool, animal, animate being, wight, wildcat, brute, beast, wolf, creature, savage

    Antonyms:
    vegetation, flora, botany

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. faunanoun

    Synonyms:
    animals (peculiar to a country or to an epoch)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fauna":

    wildlife, faune, faun, faunas, animals, faunal, wild, wildlife-related, flora

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How to use fauna in a sentence?

  1. Pavel Stoev:

    Prior to our study, there were only four species of millipedes described from Burmese amber, which is known to be among the oldest and richest amber deposits of Cretaceous fauna.

  2. Tom Hatton:

    Therefore, the EPA concluded the proposal would threaten the viability of some species of subterranean fauna, animals which live underground, such as stygofauna.

  3. Louis Aragon:

    The whole fauna of human fantasies, their marine vegetation, drifts and luxuriates in the dimly lit zones of human activity, as though plaiting thick tresses of darkness. Here, too, appear the lighthouses of the mind, with their outward resemblance to less pure symbols. The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man's thoughts.

  4. Fredrick Kyalo Manthi:

    The discovery of Nanopithecus browni reaffirms Kenyas contribution to understanding the evolution and diversity of Pliocene fauna and the environmental contexts in which they lived, environmental changes during the Plio-Pleistocene may have influenced the present-day distribution of guenons.

  5. Steve Salisbury:

    This is the most diverse dinosaur track fauna ever recorded, if we went back in time 130 million years ago, we would've seen all these different dinosaurs walking over this coastline. It must've been quite a site.


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