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Synonyms for itch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scabies, itch(noun)

    a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation

    "he has a bad case of the itch"

    itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  2. urge, itch(noun)

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

    impulse, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  3. itch, itchiness, itching(verb)

    an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

    urge, itchiness, itching, scabies

  4. rub, scratch, itch(verb)

    scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

    "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

    call off, scrape up, expunge, spoil, fret, grave, strike, chafe, come up, scratch, cancel, inscribe, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, excise, scratch up, rub

  5. itch(verb)

    have or perceive an itch

    "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

    scratch, spoil, rub

  6. itch(verb)

    cause to perceive an itch

    "his skin itched"

    scratch, spoil, rub

  7. itch, spoil(verb)

    have a strong desire or urge to do something

    "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, rub, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, thwart, featherbed, ball up, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, deflower, scratch, louse up, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. itch(n.)


  2. itch(n.)

    (Med.) psora

  3. itch(v. n.)

    feel an itching

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. itch(n)

    psora, scabies, prurigo, sycosis (barber's itch), eczema, pruriency

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    itching, dermatitis, scratch

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How to use itch in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Burgess:

    The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

  2. Hunter Handsfield:

    Maybe there's a little discharge, a little itch, it's easy for a woman to think it's a yeast infection and self-treat while the chlamydia is climbing up into her fallopian tubes.

  3. Dan Savage:

    We have a hard-wired desire for variety. Porn allows you to scratch that itch without physically cheating on your partner.

  4. Raymond Chandler:

    There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen.

  5. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Dear loved papa, I so much want to see you. I have just ended my lesson of arithmetic, I think that I succeeded well. We go to school of nurses, I am very happy there. Today it is raining and it is very humid. I am in Tatiana’s room with Olga and Tatiana. When you will see Boba, say to him that my hands itch me. I try to breed my own livestock of poetry of earth. Olga says that I smell poor, but it is not true. When you will come back, I shall wash myself in your tub. I hope that you did not forget the history which I told you during our promenade. I am sitting down and scratch my nose with the left hand. Olga wanted to slap me for it, but I avoided the hand. Be happy and in good health. I think extremely of you and embrace you tenderly.

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