Need another word that means the same as “friction”? Find 36 synonyms and 30 related words for “friction” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Friction” are: clash, detrition, rubbing, abrasion, chafing, grating, rasping, scraping, excoriation, grinding, eating away, wearing away, wearing down, discord, disharmony, disunity, strife, conflict, disagreement, dissension, dissent, opposition, variance, clashing, contention, dispute, disputation, arguing, argument, quarrelling, bickering, squabbling, wrangling, fighting, feuding, rivalry
Friction as a Noun
Definitions of "Friction" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “friction” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions.
- A state of conflict between persons.
- The resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.
- The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.
- Effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
- The action of one surface or object rubbing against another.
Synonyms of "Friction" as a noun (36 Words)
|abrasion||Erosion by friction.|
There were cuts and abrasions to the lips and jaw.
|arguing||A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.|
|argument||An independent variable associated with a function or proposition and determining its value For example in the expression y F x x the arguments of the function F are x and x and the value is y.|
There is a strong argument for submitting a formal appeal.
|bickering||A quarrel about petty points.|
|chafing||Soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction.|
|clash||A mismatch of colours.|
There have been minor clashes with security forces.
|clashing||A loud resonant repeating noise.|
|conflict||A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.|
The eternal conflict between the sexes.
|contention||An assertion, especially one maintained in argument.|
Freud s contention that all dreams were wish fulfilment.
|detrition||Erosion by friction.|
|disagreement||Lack of consistency or correspondence.|
Disagreement between the results of the two assessments.
|discord||Disagreement between people.|
The discord between indigenous and Western cultures.
|disharmony||Lack of harmony or agreement.|
We will become evermore a nation of social disharmony.
|disputation||A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.|
|dispute||A disagreement between management and employees that leads to industrial action.|
The Commission is in dispute with the government.
|dissension||Disagreement that leads to discord.|
The mill was the cause of a dissension in 1620.
|dissent||The act of protesting a public often organized manifestation of dissent.|
He expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion.
|disunity||Disagreement and conflict within a group.|
The disunity among opposition parties.
|eating away||The act of consuming food.|
|excoriation||An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.|
|feuding||A bitter quarrel between two parties.|
|fighting||The act of fighting any contest or struggle.|
There was fighting in the streets.
|grating||Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum.|
|grinding||Material resulting from the process of grinding.|
Crush it and add it to the honey with a grinding of pepper and salt.
|opposition||Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument.|
Her Majesty s loyal opposition.
|quarrelling||An arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges.|
|rasping||Uttering in an irritated tone.|
|rivalry||The act of competing as for profit or a prize.|
There always has been intense rivalry between the clubs.
|rubbing||Representation consisting of a copy as of an engraving made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal.|
Dab at the stain vigorous rubbing could damage the carpet.
|scraping||A harsh noise made by scraping.|
All that bowing and scraping did not impress him.
|squabbling||A quarrel about petty points.|
|strife||Trouble or difficulty of any kind.|
Decades of civil strife.
|variance||The second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value.|
Her light tone was at variance with her sudden trembling.
|wearing away||The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment.|
|wearing down||The mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it.|
|wrangling||An instance of intense argument (as in bargaining.|
Weeks of political wrangling.
Usage Examples of "Friction" as a noun
- The friction of braking.
- A lubrication system which reduces friction.
- A considerable amount of friction between father and son.
Associations of "Friction" (30 Words)
|breaker||A person who breaks up disused machinery.|
Those steam engines were now gone to the breaker s yard.
|cemetery||A tract of land used for burials.|
A military cemetery.
|clang||Make or cause to make a clang.|
The belfry still clangs its bell at 9 p m.
|clash||Be incompatible; be or come into conflict.|
His thriftiness clashed with Ross s largesse.
|collide||Cause to collide.|
Two suburban trains collided.
|collision||An accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object.|
His car was in collision with a lorry.
|conflict||Be in conflict.|
The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats.
|confrontation||Discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions.|
A confrontation with the legislature.
|crash||Move with or as if with a crashing noise.|
He slammed the phone down with a crash.
|dab||Apply (a substance) with light quick strokes.|
The patient reported taking a dab of marijuana approximately five hours before his appointment.
|efface||Make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous.|
|encounter||Meet (someone) unexpectedly.|
She felt totally unnerved by the encounter.
|epitaph||A summary statement of commemoration for a dead person.|
The story makes a sorry epitaph to a great career.
|frictional||Pertaining to or worked or produced by friction.|
|gravestone||A stone that is used to mark a grave.|
|hot||Make or become hot.|
In hot pursuit.
|inscription||The activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words.|
The inscription of memorable utterances on durable materials.
|kinetic||(of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.|
Modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime.
|pat||Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully especially under the chin.|
He patted him consolingly on the shoulder.
|press||To be oppressive or burdensome.|
The incident was not reported in the press.
|rub||An ointment designed to be rubbed on the skin to ease pain.|
He rubbed at the earth on his jeans.
|rubbing||The action of rubbing something.|
Dab at the stain vigorous rubbing could damage the carpet.
|sliding||Moving smoothly, quickly, or unobtrusively.|
The tank should have a sliding glass cover.
|slippery||(of a word or concept) elusive in meaning because changing according to one’s point of view.|
|smash||An act or sound of something smashing.|
A smash hit first single.
|texture||Give something a rough or uneven texture.|
Fish with a delicate flavor and texture.
|tomb||A place for the burial of a corpse especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone.|
The house was as quiet as a tomb.
|tombstone||A stone that is used to mark a grave.|
Thrill seeking lads tombstoned off the rocks.
|touch||An act of touching someone or something.|
Expressions of love through words and touch.
|vie||Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.|
The athletes were vying for a place in the British team.