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gall

noun

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temerity, audacity, hardihood, effrontery, nerve, cheek, gall, chutzpah mean conspicuous or flagrant boldness. temerity suggests boldness arising from rashness and contempt of danger.
    • had the temerity to refuse
audacity implies a disregard of restraints commonly imposed by convention or prudence.
    • an entrepreneur with audacity and vision
hardihood suggests firmness in daring and defiance.
    • admired for her hardihood
effrontery implies shameless, insolent disregard of propriety or courtesy.
    • outraged at his effrontery
nerve, cheek, gall, and chutzpah are informal equivalents for effrontery.
    • the nerve of that guy
    • has the cheek to call herself a singer
    • had the gall to demand proof
    • the chutzpah needed for a career in show business

gall

verb

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1 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • Move that rope so the sharp edge of the hull doesn't gall it.
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2 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • It absolutely galls me that some millionaires pay no taxes.
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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3 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • Tie your shoes so they don't gall your heels sliding on and off like that.
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