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Synonyms for fray
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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffleverb

    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, frazzleverb

    wear away by rubbing

    "The friction frayed the sleeve"

    Synonyms:
    scratch, frazzle, chafe, fret, rub

  3. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fraynoun

    Synonyms:
    combat, battle, fight

  2. fraynoun

    Synonyms:
    broil, quarrel, riot, affray

  3. frayverb

    Synonyms:
    rub, wear, fret

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fraynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fray":

    frey

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How to use fray in a sentence?

  1. Cleveland Police:

    Both of the officers are and will remain on restricted duty, they have been on restricted duty since this incident happened. That's part of our process, not to allow officers involved in critical incidents to go back out there into the fray. They will remain on restricted duty until we complete the administrative process.

  2. 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.

  3. Daniel Hanson:

    Oil suppliers have already been hesitant to absorb the counterparty risk of engaging with PREPA on longer-run fuel contracts, and investigations like these are unlikely to inspire new bids into the fray.

  4. Coleman Breland:

    We didn't just jump into the fray and say let's offer an SVOD [ streaming video on demand ] service, this is very targeted and focused.

  5. Adam Preset:

    In enterprise, the video battle has been raging for some time between a few of the most well-known technology companies, now what we're seeing is a spillover as video calls become more necessary and more prominent for consumers. It's risky to join this fray right now.


Translations for fray

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  • نزاعArabic
  • оръфвам, свада, стълкновение, сбиване, износвам, протърквамBulgarian
  • desfilar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • drásat, třepit seCzech
  • ausfransen, SchlachtGerman
  • σύρραξη, συμπλοκή, διαμάχηGreek
  • rähinä, harsuuntua, väsyttää, uuvuttaa, riita, purkaantuaFinnish
  • bagarre, combat, effilocher, userFrench
  • התבלה, קטטה, ריפט, שחק, נשחק, תחרותHebrew
  • feslikHungarian
  • baruffa, agone, mischiaItalian
  • rakneNorwegian
  • refrega, desfiarPortuguese
  • дра́ка, столкнове́ние, обтрёпываться, борьба́, распуска́ться, расплета́ться, перепа́лка, изна́шиваться, вытира́ться, сты́чка, сраже́ниеRussian
  • ఫ్రేTelugu
  • çözülmekTurkish

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