Synonyms of chafe


1. chafe, tenderness, soreness, rawness

usage: soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"

2. annoyance, chafe, vexation, anger, choler, ire

usage: anger produced by some annoying irritation


1. chafe, gall, fret, irritate

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

2. chafe, feel, experience

usage: feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

3. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, displease

usage: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

4. chafe, excoriate, abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off

usage: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

5. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

6. chafe, warm

usage: warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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Definition and meaning of chafe (Dictionary)