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Synonyms for friction
ˈfrɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clash, friction(noun)

    a state of conflict between persons

    Synonyms:
    clangour, encounter, rubbing, detrition, clank, skirmish, brush, clangoring, crash, clangor, clash, clang

  2. friction, rubbing(noun)

    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

    Synonyms:
    rubbing, detrition, clash

  3. friction, detrition, rubbing(noun)

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

    Synonyms:
    corrasion, abrasion, rubbing, detrition, attrition, clash, grinding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. friction

    Synonyms:
    rubbing, grating, attrition, abrasion, contact

    Antonyms:
    lubrication, detachment, isolation, noncontact

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. friction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attrition, abrasion, confrication, rubbing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friction(n)

    Synonyms:
    abrasion, attrition, confrication, rubbing, clashing, disagreement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "friction":

    rubbing, abrasion, sticking, tension

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Friction":

    Friction (DnB), Ed Keeley, Friction, DJ

How to pronounce friction?

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Veena
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How to say friction in sign language?

  1. friction

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6165brush
#7693encounter
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#13821friction
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#15088grinding
#18406rubbing
#28023grating
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#30894attrition
#48737skirmish
#57051clank
#69523clang

How to use friction in a sentence?

  1. Phil Harrison:

    They are working with us because they see the long term opportunity to bring games to more people and remove friction...from the equation, over the long term, they will enjoy the economic benefits of that as well.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Something reduces the speed of the world and that something is stupidity! Stupidity is a boring friction!

  3. Melissa Goist:

    First of all, wear undies when you work out, if you don’t the friction from the workout can cause major discomfort and soreness.

  4. Greg Martin:

    Part of this is a Covid phenomenon, people are sitting around at home and spending a lot less so they have more savings and more time. Robinhood has taken all the friction out of trading.

  5. Herbert Carlisle:

    You've got to get past just the theoretical ... to get it into the fog and friction of a dynamic environment that is changing rapidly.


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