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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:

    rubbing, abrasion, sticking, tension

How to pronounce friction?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say friction in sign language?

  1. friction

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12503clash
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#18406rubbing
#28023grating
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#69523clang

How to use friction in a sentence?

  1. Chinese:

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

  2. John Richardson:

    Our response would be to inject a lot of friction into that system. Every step of that way, we would look to make that much more difficult.

  3. Chief Executive Robert Martin:

    We haven't got to that point yet as of today. But we have to expect there will be some friction in the market, probably over the third and fourth quarter.

  4. A Bartlett Giamatti:

    On a good day, I view the job of president as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch-engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.

  5. Herbert Carlisle:

    It's incredibly important that you've got to get past just the theoretical ... to get it into the fog and friction of dynamic environment that is changing rapidly.


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