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See definition of chafing on Dictionary.com
  • as inimpatient
  • as inunforbearing
  • as inabrasion
  • as infriction

synonyms for chafing

  • anxious
  • eager
  • irritable
  • keen
  • restless
  • testy
  • thirsty
  • abrupt
  • agog
  • antsy
  • appetent
  • ardent
  • athirst
  • avid
  • breathless
  • brusque
  • choleric
  • curt
  • demanding
  • dying to
  • edgy
  • feverish
  • fretful
  • hasty
  • having short fuse
  • headlong
  • hot under collar
  • hot-tempered
  • impetuous
  • indignant
  • intolerant
  • irascible
  • itchy
  • on pins and needles
  • quick-tempered
  • racing one's motor
  • ripe
  • snappy
  • straining
  • sudden
  • unforbearing
  • unindulgent
  • vehement
  • violent
  • erosion
  • grating
  • rubbing
  • scratching
  • abrading
  • scuffing
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antonyms for chafing

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  • happy
  • unconcerned
  • unenthusiastic
  • controlled
  • easygoing
  • enduring
  • forbearing
  • laid-back
  • patient
  • tolerant
  • waiting
  • willing
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      How to use chafing in a sentence

      Dorothy found Mr. Rushmere chafing with passion, when she returned to the big room to take her simple supper of bread and milk.
      THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
      "And thou hast saved our lives my brave lass," cried Rushmere, grasping her cold hand, which he was chafing in his own.
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      She burned in some way to assert herself, the imperious will chafing at the slender barrier of self-control.
      MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
      I paced the deck for hours, and grew morose and nervous, chafing under the slowness of the stout craft.
      A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
      He was restless and chafing again; but living in distress as they were, he could not get his thoughts together at all.
      LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
      For there were many brown-ribbed skeletons swaying airily among the chafing boughs.
      MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
      You have told me that when you go home you make yourself a chafing-dish supper.
      MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
      Interned like the anchor-chafing ships That once had flown his flag!
      WITH THE COLORSEVERARD JACK APPLETON
      "Sit up and drink this," said the doctor's voice, and I felt him chafing my hand.
      FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
      A chafing-dish supper is, however, an unique and enjoyable entertainment.
      THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
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      WORDS RELATED TO CHAFING

      • abrading
      • chafing
      • erosion
      • grating
      • rubbing
      • scratching
      • scuffing
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