- The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
- Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
- (physics): A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.
Adjectives for Friction
constant; incessant; insufficient; sectional; cheerful; spiritual; unnecessary; destructive; laborious; tidal; continual; unpleasant.
Verbs for Friction
expose to—; ignite by—; prophesy—; suffer—; sustain—; transmit—; undergo—; — agitates; —blisters; —chafes; —corrodes; —develops; —endangers; —grates; —polishes; —resists; —rubs; —scrubs; — smooths; —stings; —tingles; —torments; —wears away.
collision, competition, conflict, confutation, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, controversy, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, despitefulness, disaccord, disaffinity, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dispute, dissension, dissent, enmity, erosion, feeling, fingering, fractiousness, fretting, fricative, frictional, frottage, grating, handling, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inimicalness, interference, jangle, jar, kick, malevolence, malice, malignity, manipulation, mischief, negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, obstinacy, open conflict, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, palpation, perverseness, petting, pressure, quarrelsomeness, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, renitency, repercussion, repugnance, resistance, revolt, rivalry, rub, rubbing, scraping, spite, spitefulness, strained relations, strife, stroking, swimming upstream, tension, touching, uncooperativeness, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, vying, wrangling, Discordia, Eris, abrading, abrasion, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, argument, attrition, backlash, bad blood, belligerence, bickering, caressing, chafing, clash, clashing,
- coefficient of friction
- static friction
- dynamic friction
- friction clutch
- friction match
Friction f. (plural Frictions)