foil - definition and synonyms


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  1. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] someone or something that makes another person or thing seem better or more attractive because of the differences between them
    foil to/for:

    The plain stone floor is a perfect foil to the highly decorated walls.

  2. 3
    [countable] a light thin sword used in the sport of fencing
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