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hassle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hassle

  1. 1 a brief clash between enemies or rivals the best way to avoid hassles with those aggressive panhandlers is to ignore them Synonyms of hassle brush, encounter, run-in, scrape, skirmishWords Related to hassle argument, fight, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tiff; battle, brawl, fray, wrangle

  2. 2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups the moment the police arrived, the hassle broke up, and no one was seriously injured Synonyms of hassle battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, fight, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to hassle pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of hassle truce

  3. 3 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions had a huge hassle with an airline representative before she got her ticket refunded Synonyms of hassle altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, argument, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to hassle clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight

  4. 4 something that is a source of irritation it's a hassle to find a parking space downtown Synonyms of hassle aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, annoyance, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexationWords Related to hassle 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 of hassle delight, joy, pleasure


hassle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hassle

  1. 1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults a small group of jeering protesters hassled the politically active singer at every appearance she made Synonyms of hassle bait, tease, haze, heckle, needle, ride, tauntWords Related to hassle deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, ridicule; annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, fret, frost, gall, get, gnaw (at), grate, gripe, hack (off), hagride, irk, irritate, itch, nag, nark [British], nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, trouble, vex; aggravate, exasperate, goad, test, try; aggrieve, agitate, bedevil, beleaguer, discomfort, disturb, perturb; badger, dog, hound; browbeat, bully, hector; harass, harry, persecute, plague, terrorize, torment, torture

  2. 2 to express different opinions about something often angrily constantly hassled with the chef over the need to cook pork thoroughly Synonyms of hassle altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, argue, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to hassle challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms of hassle coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent



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