Synonyms of gall in English:

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gall 1

noun

  • 1 Melanie had the gall to ask Nick for money
    bad manners, rudeness, impoliteness
    British informalsauce, sauciness
    Scottish informalsnash
    North American informalsass, sassiness, nerviness
    informal, , datedhide
    British informal, , datedcrust
    raremalapertness, procacity, assumption
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    gall 2

    noun

  • 1 this was a gall that she frequently had to endure
    irritation, irritant, annoyance, vexation, pest, nuisance, provocation, bother, torment, plague, source of vexation, source of irritation, source of annoyance, thorn in one's side/flesh
    informalaggravation, peeve, pain, pain in one's neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
    Scottish informalnyaff, skelf
    North American informalpain in the butt, nudnik, burr under someone's saddle
    Australian/New Zealand informalnark
  • 2 a bay horse with a gall on its side
    sore, ulcer, ulceration, canker;
    abrasion, scrape, scratch, graze, chafe
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  • 1 it galled him to have to sit impotently in silence
    infuriate, madden, drive to distraction, goad, provoke
    British informalwind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump
    North American informaltee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel
    informal, , datedgive someone the pip
    rareexacerbate, hump, rasp
  • 2 the straps galled their shoulders
    chafe, abrade, rub (against), rub painfully, rub raw, scrape, graze, skin, scratch, rasp, bark, fret
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