Synonyms of itch


1. scabies, itch, infection

usage: a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"

2. urge, itch, desire

usage: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"

3. itch, itchiness, itching, cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation

usage: an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch


1. rub, scratch, itch, irritate

usage: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

2. itch, ache, smart, hurt

usage: have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

3. itch

usage: cause to perceive an itch; "his skin itched"

4. itch, spoil, desire, want

usage: have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

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Definition and meaning of itch (Dictionary)