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fey

adjective uk   /feɪ/ literary often disapproving us  
mysterious and strange, or trying to appear like this: He dismissed her later poems as fey and frivolous.
feyness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfeɪ.nəs/ us  
Translations of “fey”
in Chinese (Traditional) 神秘古怪的, 故弄玄虛的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神秘古怪的, 故弄玄虚的…
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