To ornament with a fret
To irritate; annoy; vex
To stir or move from a state of calm or order
To excite to anger; provoke; annoy; exasperate
Bother is defined as annoy, worry, or cause discomfort.
To criticize or complain about (something).
To strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc.
To dig or excavate with the claws.
To apply to a surface firmly and with friction:
The definition of abrade means to wear away the surface of something or make something rougher, often by using friction.
To wear a sailing vessel
To find fault with angrily; rebuke or chide severely
To spread unchecked, as a disease
The definition of irk is to annoy.
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To cause to become more active:
Banter is defined as teasing or joking with someone in a friendly way.
To treat by means of a massage.
To rub against something harshly; grate
Grate is defined as to shred, scrape, grind or irritate.
To trouble or worry over trifles.
Ruffle is defined as to wrinkle, or to annoy or bother.
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To be successful in coming or going:
To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
To disturb is defined as to interfere with something or bother someone.
To annoy; pester.
To exasperate; annoy; vex
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To make or become calm or quiet:
Find another word for chafing. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for chafing, like: fretting, vexing, nettling, riling, irritating, bothering, ragging, annoying, excoriating, scratching and fraying.