Synonyms for (noun) chafe

Synonyms: annoyance, vexation, chafe

Definition: anger produced by some annoying irritation

Similar words: ire, anger, choler

Definition: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance


Synonyms: chafe

Definition: soreness and warmth caused by friction

Usage: he had a nasty chafe on his knee

Similar words: rawness, tenderness, soreness

Definition: a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

Usage: the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness; after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

Synonyms for (verb) chafe

Synonyms: chafe

Definition: warm by rubbing, as with the hands

Similar words: warm

Definition: make warm or warmer

Usage: The blanket will warm you


Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point


Synonyms: chafe, excoriate

Definition: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

Usage: This leash chafes the dog's neck

Similar words: abrade, abrase, rub down, rub off, corrade

Definition: wear away


Synonyms: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Similar words: displease

Definition: give displeasure to


Synonyms: chafe

Definition: feel extreme irritation or anger

Usage: He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation

Similar words: feel, experience

Definition: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Usage: She felt resentful; He felt regret


Synonyms: fret, gall, chafe

Definition: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Similar words: irritate

Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach