Synonyms of gall in English:

gall1

noun

  • 1 Melanie had the gall to ask Nick for money
    impudence, insolence, impertinence, cheek, cheekiness, nerve, audacity, brazenness, effrontery, temerity, presumption, presumptuousness, brashness, shamelessness, pertness, boldness; bad manners, rudeness, impoliteness
    informal brass neck, brass, neck, face, chutzpah, cockiness
    British informal sauce, sauciness
    Scottish informal snash
    North American informal sass, sassiness, nerviness
    informal , dated hide
    British informal , dated crust
    rare malapertness, procacity, assumption
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    Synonyms of gall in English:

    gall2

    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
    informal aggravation, peeve, pain, pain in one's neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
    Scottish informal nyaff, skelf
    North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr under someone's saddle
    Australian/New Zealand informal nark
  • 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
    irritate, annoy, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, pique, put out, displease, get/put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles; infuriate, madden, drive to distraction, goad, provoke
    British informal wind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump
    North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel
    informal , dated give someone the pip
    rare exacerbate, hump, rasp
  • 2 the straps galled their shoulders
    chafe, abrade, rub (against), rub painfully, rub raw, scrape, graze, skin, scratch, rasp, bark, fret
    rare excoriate
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