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fret

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fret

  1. 1 to consume or wear away gradually over the span of thousands of years, the annual spring runoff fretted the rock, forming a deep channel Synonyms of fret bite (at), corrode, erode, eat, gnaw, nibbleWords Related to fret break down, break up, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve; decimate, destroy, devastate, ruin, waste, wreckNear Antonyms of fret freshen, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive

  2. 2 to damage or diminish by continued friction don't let the girth fret the horse's belly or you won't be able to ride him Synonyms of fret chafe, corrade, erode, fray, frazzle, abrade, gall, rasp, rub, wearWords Related to fret file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet

  3. 3 to experience concern or anxiety don't fret over whether it will be sunny tomorrow, as there's nothing we can do about it Synonyms of fret bother, fear, worry, fuss, stew, stress, sweat, troubleWords Related to fret agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms of fret accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  4. 4 to make sore by continued rubbing the stiff, starchy collar was fretting my neck, and I couldn't wait to change out of that costume Synonyms of fret abrade, excoriate, chafe, gall, irritateWords Related to fret graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin

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fret

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fret

  1. a state of nervous or irritated concern one of my customers always gets into a fret if I'm so much as 15 minutes late delivering his newspaper Synonyms of fret dither, fluster, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitter Words Related to fret bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown



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