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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 brush, encounter, run-in, scrape, skirmishRelated Words 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 battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, fight, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleRelated Words 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 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 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, wrangleRelated Words 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 aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, annoyance, 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


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 bait, tease, haze, heckle, needle, ride, tauntRelated Words 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 altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, argue, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent


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