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synonyms for gnawing

  • acuminate
  • barbed
  • edged
  • fine
  • honed
  • horned
  • jagged
  • keen
  • peaked
  • piercing
  • pointed
  • aciculate
  • acuate
  • acuminous
  • acute
  • apical
  • briery
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • ground fine
  • keen-edged
  • knife-edged
  • knifelike
  • lancinating
  • needle-pointed
  • needlelike
  • poin

antonyms for gnawing

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  • blunt
  • dull
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How to use gnawing in a sentence

On his way back, he noticed there were two others in the backroom, a couple of men gnawing on pretzels over beers.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Home, where nothing comes to distract me from my gnawing griefs and almost intolerable thoughts.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
The poor Pompon, exceedingly perplexed, tugged at his beard, thoughtfully gnawing wisps of it.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Such a town as that has to be always moving back, and back, and back, because the river's always gnawing at it.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
With all fed, there was silence save for gnawing teeth breaking through the hard crusts.
TIGER CATDAVID H. KELLER
It was a nice fresh bone that offered much palatable gnawing, and he was taking no chances on losing it.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
A drink would give him relief from the gnawing ache and perhaps a night's sound sleep.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Here is the seat of the disease which is gnawing at the vitals of the republic.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
As soon as the light was out there was a sound of gnawing—curb—curb—sweek!
OUR CATS AND ALL ABOUT THEMHARRISON WEIR
With jealousy gnawing his vitals he sat between two big, grown-up men, unnoticed save when he requested some edible passed to him.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GNAWING

  • biting
  • cropping
  • eating
  • feeding
  • foraging
  • gnawing
  • masticating
  • munching
  • nibbling
  • pasturing
  • ruminating
  • uprooting
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