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Meaning of FRICTION

Pronunciation:  'frikshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  effort expended in rubbing one object against another
  2. [n]  the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
  3. [n]  a state of conflict between persons

FRICTION is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: clash, detrition, rubbing, rubbing
 See Also: abrasion, adhesive friction, attrition, attrition, conflict, detrition, effort, elbow grease, exertion, grinding, grip, resistance, sweat, traction, travail



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abrading, abrasion, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, argument, attrition, backlash, bad blood, belligerence, bickering, caressing, chafing, clash, clashing, collision, competition, conflict, confutation, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, controversy, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, despitefulness, disaccord, disaffinity, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, Discordia, disharmony, dispute, dissension, dissent, enmity, Eris, erosion, feeling, fingering, fractiousness, fretting, fricative, frictional, frottage, grating, handling, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inimicalness, interference, jangle, jar, kick, malevolence, malice, malignity, manipulation, mischief, negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, obstinacy, open conflict, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, palpation, perverseness, petting, pressure, quarrelsomeness, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, renitency, repercussion, repugnance, resistance, revolt, rivalry, rub, rubbing, scraping, spite, spitefulness, strained relations, strife, stroking, swimming upstream, tension, touching, uncooperativeness, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, vying, wrangling