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Synonyms for fray
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle(verb)

    a noisy fight

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disturbance, mental disorder, interference, ruff, folie, upset, flounce, flutter, choker, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, furbelow, kerfuffle, fracas, frill, hoo-ha, disruption, altercation, ruffle, noise, neck ruff, affray, hoo-hah

  2. fray, frazzle(verb)

    wear away by rubbing

    "The friction frayed the sleeve"

    Synonyms:
    scratch, frazzle, chafe, fret, rub

  3. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch(verb)

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, eat into, itch, excise, gag, choke, scratch up, nark, erode, fret, excoriate, bother, rile, scrub, gravel, strike, rub, inscribe, rankle, get to, eat away, come up, scrape up, scrape, cancel, nettle, gall, call off, chafe, get at, engrave, scratch, irritate, annoy, frazzle, niggle, rag, expunge, vex, grate, devil, grave

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fray

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    Synonyms:
    affray, animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contention, contest, controversy, dispute, dissension, enmity, feud, hostility, quarrel, strife

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fray(n.)

    Synonyms:
    combat, battle, fight

  2. fray(n.)

    Synonyms:
    broil, quarrel, riot, affray

  3. fray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rub, wear, fret

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fray(n)

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, combat, broil, affray, fret, chafe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fray":

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How to use fray in a sentence?

  1. Homer:

    He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray.

  2. Les Otten:

    At the end of the day, there was more meat and there was less noise, to me, it came down between he and Jeb Bush. I think they were both great, but Kasich managed to stay out of the fray.

  3. Joel Payne:

    Biden will likely continue to take a page from Donald Trump in 2016. If you'll remember, Trump essentially, just treaded water in the debates, he never won any debate but he managed to stay above the fray. Biden is likely hoping that he can ride a similar strategy to get through a splintered Dem primary.

  4. Lisa Murkowski:

    It has also become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice, i will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another.

  5. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    I don't think it'll be a big shock to anybody if I jump in the fray and once again run for president in 2016.

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Translations for fray

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  • نزاعArabic
  • стълкновение, износвам, оръфвам, свада, сбиване, протърквамBulgarian
  • desfilar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • drásat, třepit seCzech
  • Schlacht, ausfransenGerman
  • σύρραξη, συμπλοκή, διαμάχηGreek
  • purkaantua, riita, uuvuttaa, rähinä, väsyttää, harsuuntuaFinnish
  • effilocher, combat, user, bagarreFrench
  • שחק, קטטה, התבלה, תחרות, ריפט, נשחקHebrew
  • feslikHungarian
  • agone, mischia, baruffaItalian
  • rakneNorwegian
  • refrega, desfiarPortuguese
  • дра́ка, обтрёпываться, расплета́ться, сты́чка, сраже́ние, вытира́ться, изна́шиваться, перепа́лка, распуска́ться, столкнове́ние, борьба́Russian
  • ఫ్రేTelugu
  • çözülmekTurkish

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