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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 for "itch":

    itching, dermatitis, scratch

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How to use itch in a sentence?

  1. Gilda Radner:

    I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.

  2. Dan Reynolds:

    We're trying to take some time off right now just to reconnect with family and friends. And I mean, we were on the road for really a decade straight. So all of us were just wanting to rediscover what it means to be, you know, a dad or a friend or a son, especially because I had a newborn and our guitarist has a relatively new child as well, so we're trying to just be dads and then, you know, when the itch comes up, I'm sure we'll be back out on the road pretty soon.

  3. Dan Savage:

    A wife discovers her husband is into Asian bondage stuff. ' Is that who he is ? Is he a kinky person ? I don't know him anymore !' we have a hard-wired desire for variety. Porn allows you to scratch that itch without physically cheating on your partner.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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