(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bitterness, bile, rancor; slang, impudence, insolence. —v. irritate, chafe; annoy, exasperate; vex. See pain, resentment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Spite]
Syn. cynicism, rancor, bitterness; see bitterness 2 , malice .
2. [*Impudence]
Syn. effrontery, insolence, temerity, impertinence; see rudeness .
See Synonym Study at temerity . v.
Syn. annoy, irk, irritate; see bother 2 , rankle .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
*nerve, brass, *chutzpah, *balls, impudence, insolence, brashness, sauciness, *cheek, audacity, *guts, effrontery.
ANT.: timidity, deference, mousiness, shyness
irritate, annoy, *rub the wrong way, rankle, vex, irk, agitate, peeve, *piss off, provoke, inflame, chafe, nettle.
ANT.: please, delight
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of feeling bitter: acrimony, bitterness, embitterment, rancor, rancorousness, resentfulness, resentment, virulence, virulency. See FEELINGS. 2. The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, discourtesy, disrespect, effrontery, face, familiarity, forwardness, impertinence, impudence, impudency, incivility, insolence, nerve, nerviness, overconfidence, pertness, presumptuousness, pushiness, rudeness, sassiness, sauciness. Informal: brass, crust, sauce, uppishness, uppityness. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction: abrade, chafe, excoriate, fret, irritate. See HELP. 2. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations: aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, disturb, exasperate, fret, get, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, vex. Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin. See FEELINGS, PAIN.

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