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Synonyms for fret
frɛtfret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swithernoun

    agitation resulting from active worry

    "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

    Synonyms:
    elbow grease, suds, effort, swither, sweat, stew, perspiration, worn spot, lather, sudor, travail, soapsuds, exertion, key pattern

  2. worn spot, fretnoun

    a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

    Synonyms:
    swither, key pattern, worn spot, sweat, stew, lather

  3. fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key patternnoun

    an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)

    "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"

    Synonyms:
    key pattern, stew, sweat, lather, swither, worn spot

  4. fretverb

    a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch

    Synonyms:
    key pattern, stew, sweat, lather, swither, worn spot

  5. fuss, niggle, fretverb

    worry unnecessarily or excessively

    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

    Synonyms:
    squabble, rankle, pettifog, gag, quibble, mother, chafe, erode, eat into, brabble, eat away, scratch, bicker, fuss, grate, gall, choke, niggle, overprotect, fray, rub

  6. fretverb

    be agitated or irritated

    "don't fret over these small details"

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  7. fretverb

    provide (a musical instrument) with frets

    "fret a guitar"

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  8. chafe, gall, fretverb

    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

    Synonyms:
    eat into, get at, rile, rankle, devil, irk, nettle, gag, vex, excoriate, irritate, chafe, erode, eat away, scratch, bother, annoy, fuss, fray, gall, choke, niggle, rag, nark, grate, get to, rub, gravel

  9. fretverb

    cause annoyance in

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  10. eat into, fret, rankle, grateverb

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

    Synonyms:
    grind, rankle, gag, chafe, erode, eat into, scrape, scratch, fuss, grate, gall, choke, niggle, eat away, fray, rub

  11. fretverb

    carve a pattern into

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  12. fretverb

    decorate with an interlaced design

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  13. choke, gag, fretverb

    be too tight; rub or press

    "This neckband is choking the cat"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, rub, clog, rankle, conk, eat away, asphyxiate, eat into, erode, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, chafe, quip, go, scratch, heave, pass, choke off, fuss, die, suffocate, niggle, gall, exit, congest, scrag, grate, retch, stifle, fray

  14. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchverb

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, eat into, itch, excise, gag, choke, scratch up, nark, erode, 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, fray, devil, grave

  15. erode, eat away, fretverb

    remove soil or rock

    "Rain eroded the terraces"

    Synonyms:
    gnaw, rankle, gag, chafe, erode, eat into, fray, gnaw at, fuss, grate, eat at, gall, choke, wear away, eat away, niggle, rub, scratch

  16. fret, eat awayverb

    wear away or erode

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fretverb

    Synonyms:
    rub, chafe, wear (by friction), wear away

  2. fretverb

    Synonyms:
    vex, tease, irritate, gall, provoke, nettle, affront, make angry

  3. fretverb

    Synonyms:
    variegate, diversify

  4. fretverb

    Synonyms:
    chafe, fume, rage, be vexed, be irritated, be chafed, be peevish, be fretful, be angry

  5. fretnoun

    Synonyms:
    agitation, irritation, vexation

  6. fretnoun

    Synonyms:
    herpes, tetter, ringworm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fretnoun

    Synonyms:
    vexation, agitation, irritation, herpes, tetter, ringworm, whelk, wale, ridge

  2. fretverb

    Synonyms:
    chafe, abrade, fray, rub, gnaw, corrode, roughen, ruffle, agitate, worry, harass, tease, irritate, vex, fume, rankle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fret":

    worry, cargo, freight

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How to use fret in a sentence?

  1. John Keats:

    O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invated by worry, fret and anxiety.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump is having 10,000, 12,000 people show up at rallies. A lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa. There's just not a comparison, you know, the establishment can fret about it all they want, but this is the new reality.

  4. John Wayne:

    Well, don't fret about that, pilgrim

  5. Shinsho:

    Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I’m going home.


Translations for fret

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  • безпокоя, притеснявам се, безпокоя се, гриза, притеснявамBulgarian
  • pražecCzech
  • båndDanish
  • verschlingen, BundGerman
  • αδημονώ, τάστοGreek
  • cejaSpanish
  • [[olla]] [[huolissaan]], syövyttää, koristekuvio, hermoilla, nakertaa, kuluttaa, otenauhaFinnish
  • frette, tracasser, inquiéter, s'inquiéter, dévorer, se tracasser, ajourerFrench
  • ceapScottish Gaelic
  • סָרִיגHebrew
  • izgat, nyugtalanítHungarian
  • despitigar, despitarIdo
  • divorare, preoccupare, lavorare d'intaglio, consumare, preoccuparsiItalian
  • フレットJapanese
  • aestuōLatin
  • whakakūnawhekeMāori
  • bånd, tverrbåndNorwegian
  • vreten, doorzagen met een figuurzaag, bewerken, verslinden, piekeren, fret, ongerust zijn, knagen, zich zorgen makenDutch
  • tverrband, bandNorwegian Nynorsk
  • fortvileNorwegian
  • prógPolish
  • беспоко́иться, волнова́ться, поеда́ть, жрать, лад, поглоща́ть, беспоко́ить, волнова́ть, пожира́ть, выпи́ливатьRussian
  • band, tvärband, greppbandSwedish
  • ทำให้ไม่สบายใจThai

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