Synonyms for fret

Synonyms for (noun) fret

Synonyms: fret

Definition: a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch

Similar words: bar

Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

Usage: there were bars in the windows to prevent escape


Synonyms: fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern

Definition: an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)

Usage: there was a simple fret at the top of the walls

Similar words: architectural ornament

Definition: (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance


Synonyms: fret, worn spot

Definition: a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

Similar words: spot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculation, patch

Definition: a small contrasting part of something

Usage: a bald spot; a leopard's spots; a patch of clouds; patches of thin ice; a fleck of red


Synonyms: stew, swither, sweat, lather, fret

Definition: agitation resulting from active worry

Usage: don't get in a stew; he's in a sweat about exams

Similar words: agitation

Definition: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Synonyms for (verb) fret

Synonyms: eat away, fret

Definition: wear away or erode

Similar words: corrode, rust

Definition: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

Usage: The metal corroded; The pipes rusted


Synonyms: fret, erode, eat away

Definition: remove soil or rock

Usage: Rain eroded the terraces

Similar words: damage

Definition: inflict damage upon

Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree


Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point


Synonyms: fret, gag, choke

Definition: be too tight; rub or press

Usage: This neckband is choking the cat

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle


Synonyms: fret

Definition: decorate with an interlaced design

Similar words: embellish, decorate, beautify, adorn, grace, ornament

Definition: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Usage: Decorate the room for the party; beautify yourself for the special day


Synonyms: fret

Definition: carve a pattern into

Similar words: carve

Definition: form by carving

Usage: Carve a flower from the ice


Synonyms: fret

Definition: be agitated or irritated

Usage: don't fret over these small details

Similar words: worry

Definition: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

Usage: I worry about my job


Synonyms: grate, fret, rankle, eat into

Definition: gnaw into; make resentful or angry

Usage: The injustice rankled her; his resentment festered

Similar words: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves


Synonyms: fret

Definition: cause annoyance in

Similar words: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves


Synonyms: niggle, fret, fuss

Definition: worry unnecessarily or excessively

Usage: don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now

Similar words: worry

Definition: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

Usage: I worry about my job


Synonyms: fret, gall, chafe

Definition: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Similar words: irritate

Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach


Synonyms: fret

Definition: provide (a musical instrument) with frets

Usage: fret a guitar

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater