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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

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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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