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Synonyms for friction
ˈfrɪk ʃənfric·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 4 votes

  1. friction

    Synonyms:
    rubbing, grating, attrition, abrasion, contact

    Antonyms:
    lubrication, detachment, isolation, noncontact

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. clash, frictionnoun

    a state of conflict between persons

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

  2. friction, rubbingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    rubbing, detrition, clash

  3. friction, detrition, rubbingnoun

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    attrition, abrasion, confrication, rubbing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frictionnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "friction":

    rubbing, abrasion, sticking, tension

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Friction":

    Friction (DnB), Ed Keeley, Friction, DJ

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4498crash
#6165brush
#7693encounter
#7946tension
#12503clash
#13821friction
#14909sticking
#15088grinding
#18406rubbing
#28023grating
#29356abrasion
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#69523clang

How to use friction in a sentence?

  1. Chinese Proverb:

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

  2. South Korea:

    The only ones who benefit from expiration of GSOMIA and continued friction between Seoul and Tokyo are Pyongyang and Beijing.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    All I can do is look in the past and know that while there may be some tension, there may be some friction.

  4. Kevin Gibbon:

    I used to be a power seller on eBay, and the biggest point of friction was the shipping.

  5. Panos Panay:

    A lot went into it because you don't want any moment where the product doesn't feel perfect in any posture at any given time, it's been building all this time -- the hinge work across Surface Studio, our detach work on Surface Book... the pen's haptics and when you put it down, you actually feel friction. All that tech has been brewing for four to five years. There's a lot of patience.


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