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Synonyms for chafe

be annoyed

Synonyms

  • be annoyed
  • rage
  • fume
  • be angry
  • fret
  • be offended
  • be irritated
  • be incensed
  • be impatient
  • be exasperated
  • be inflamed
  • be ruffled
  • be vexed
  • be narked

Synonyms for chafe

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to worry over trifles

Synonyms for chafe

soreness and warmth caused by friction

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

cause friction

warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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It's heavy and it hurts and it chafes a bit, but it's worth it,'' said Lorenz of Australia.
As with everything else in America, it's the myth that counts, or the way it chafes against reality, and the myth of Sundance -- that it's the premiere North American showcase for independently produced filmed images -- is what keeps it interesting.
With certain death as the alternative, the army fights with great skill and deadly efficiency, but the mantle of slavery chafes.
A horse of a different color chafes at the bit in Win Place Show.
He has found a new wife who is able to soften him a bit, but Katie still chafes under his constraints even as she discovers some new freedoms that her advanced age of 13 112 brings her.