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  • verbrub, grind against
  • verbannoy

synonyms for chafed

  • irritate
  • abrade
  • bark
  • corrode
  • damage
  • erode
  • excoriate
  • gall
  • grate
  • graze
  • hurt
  • impair
  • inflame
  • peel
  • ruffle
  • scrape
  • scratch
  • skin
  • wear
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antonyms for chafed

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  • aid
  • assist
  • build
  • calm
  • cheer
  • cover
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • make happy
  • mend
  • placate
  • please
  • rebuild
  • smooth
  • soothe
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How to use chafed in a sentence

On these occasions he was sterner than usual with Eudora, who chafed under the firm rein held upon her, and longed to be free.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
They chafed his hands, and continued bathing his temples, keeping his head up, till he gave signs of returning animation.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
She learned to imitate Charley, in curbing his impetuosity; and he chafed less at her soft touch upon the rein.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
In these channels the waters have chafed, ground, abraded, eroded for centuries which man cannot number.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
I chafed secretly against this life of tranquil appreciations more and more.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
They had chafed all the morning, and longed for an opportunity to avenge the death of their gallant comrades.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The young people chafed, and, finding Billy Knapp either imperturbable or thick-skinned, they turned their attention to Alfred.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Nelson winced and chafed under the double rebuke, but he was not in a condition to see clearly any beams in his own eye.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
She poured the brandy into the palm of her hand, and chafed his temples and forehead.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
Either the starch or bran bath may be tried, while olive oil should be frequently and lightly rubbed over the chafed part.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
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WORDS RELATED TO CHAFED

  • affronted
  • annoyed
  • antagonized
  • bitter
  • chafed
  • choleric
  • convulsed
  • cross
  • displeased
  • enraged
  • exacerbated
  • exasperated
  • ferocious
  • fierce
  • fiery
  • fuming
  • furious
  • galled
  • hateful
  • heated
  • hot
  • huffy
  • ill-tempered
  • impassioned
  • incensed
  • indignant
  • inflamed
  • infuriated
  • irascible
  • irate
  • ireful
  • irritable
  • irritated
  • nettled
  • offended
  • outraged
  • piqued
  • provoked
  • raging
  • resentful
  • riled
  • sore
  • splenetic
  • storming
  • sulky
  • sullen
  • tumultous/tumultuous
  • turbulent
  • uptight
  • vexed
  • wrathful
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