Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of chafe | Another word for chafe | What is chafe?

Definition 1: anger produced by some annoying irritation - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for chafe in the sense of this definition

(chafe is a kind of ...) a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

(... is a kind of chafe ) a sudden outburst of anger

"his temper sparked like damp firewood"

(... is a kind of chafe ) a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

"her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

(... is a kind of chafe ) an exasperated feeling of annoyance

(... is a kind of chafe ) a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

"so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"

(... is a kind of chafe ) the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

Definition 2: soreness and warmth caused by friction - [noun denoting state]

Samples where chafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a nasty chafe on his knee

(chafe is a kind of ...) a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

"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"

Definition 3: warm by rubbing, as with the hands - [verb of change]

(chafe is a kind of ...) make warm or warmer

"The blanket will warm you"

Definition 4: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading - [verb of contact]

Samples where chafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This leash chafes the dog's neck

Synonyms for chafe in the sense of this definition

(chafe is a kind of ...) wear away

Definition 5: cause friction - [verb of contact]

Samples where chafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my sweater scratches

Synonyms for chafe in the sense of this definition

(chafe is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

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

Definition 6: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

Samples where chafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for chafe in the sense of this definition

(chafe is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of chafe ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of chafe ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of chafe ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of chafe ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of chafe ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of chafe ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of chafe ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(chafe has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

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

Definition 7: feel extreme irritation or anger - [verb of emotion]

Samples where chafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(chafe is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(chafe has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 8: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for chafe in the sense of this definition

(chafe is a kind of ...) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

"Aspirin irritates my stomach"

More words

Another word for chaetognathous

Another word for chaetognathan

Another word for chaetognatha

Another word for chaetognath

Another word for chaetodontidae

Another word for chafed

Another word for chafeweed

Another word for chaff

Another word for chaffer

Another word for chaffinch


Other word for chaffinch

chaffinch meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce chaffinch