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Synonyms for itch

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Princeton's WordNet3.2 / 5 votes

  1. scabies, itchnoun

    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, itchnoun

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

    impulse, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  3. itch, itchiness, itchingverb

    an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

    urge, itchiness, itching, scabies

  4. rub, scratch, itchverb

    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. itchverb

    have or perceive an itch

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

    scratch, spoil, rub

  6. itchverb

    cause to perceive an itch

    "his skin itched"

    scratch, spoil, rub

  7. itch, spoilverb

    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

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  1. itchnoun


  2. itchnoun

    (Med.) psora

  3. itchverb

    feel an itching

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. itchnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "itch":

    itching, dermatitis, scratch

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  1. Tim Lash.Libby Dancy:

    It [ has ] messed me up, messed my system up and everything, with the allergy medicine not taken, I sneeze a lot, my eyes water a lot and itch a lot. I get queasy, and then my asthma kicks in. And then I have to go to the breathing treatments, which are expensive.

  2. Richard Sirico:

    After all the times I was pinched, I knew every judge in town, i was a tough kid. I always had that itch in my britches to find out who I was. I tested my (courage) every night.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sherry Ross:

    What happens is women get an itch and think, ‘I must have a yeast infection,’.

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