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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Brian Harrison:

    Many of these are rather small business, craft distilleries, and their business and livelihoods were damaged when restaurants closed down, but they jumped into the fray and joined the fight against Covid. It was nothing short of heroic. They are American heroes.

  4. The GOP members:

    In that spirit, we hope that we can rise above the partisan fray to negotiate meaningful change for Americans across the nation and maintain the United States’ standing as the best country in the world.

  5. 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.


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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