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Definition 1: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

(gall is a kind of ...) a manner that is rude and insulting

(... is a kind of gall ) (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

Definition 2: a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

(gall is a kind of ...) secretions that aid digestion

Definition 3: a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

(gall is a kind of ...) the feeling of a hostile person

"he could no longer contain his hostility"

(... is a kind of gall ) intense resentment

"his promotion caused much heartburning among his rivals"

(... is a kind of gall ) a feeling of sulky resentment

(... is a kind of gall ) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

"holding a grudge" "settling a score"

(... is a kind of gall ) a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

Definition 4: abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury - [noun denoting plant]

(gall is a kind of ...) the tissue of a plant

(... is a kind of gall ) oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp

Definition 5: a skin sore caused by chafing - [noun denoting state]

(gall is a kind of ...) an open skin infection

(... is a kind of gall ) sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle

Definition 6: an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

(gall is a kind of ...) a disease that typically does not affect human beings

Definition 7: irritate or vex - [verb of emotion]

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

  • It galls me that we lost the suit

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

(gall is a kind of ...) make angry

"The news angered him"

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

Synonyms for gall in the sense of this definition

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

"Aspirin irritates my stomach"

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