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hair shirt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hair shirt

  1. something that is a source of irritation <the constant need to cut costs was a hair shirt, but one that the theater company had to live with> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, annoyance, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexationRelated Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure




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