Synonyms for friction

Synonyms for (noun) friction

Synonyms: rubbing, friction, detrition

Definition: effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion

Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms: rubbing, friction

Definition: the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

Similar words: resistance

Definition: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Synonyms: friction, clash

Definition: a state of conflict between persons

Similar words: conflict

Definition: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

Usage: his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post; a conflict of loyalties

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