Fret and Rankle


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Fret verb – Gnaw into; make resentful or angry.
Rankle is a synonym for fret. In some cases you can use "Rankle" instead a verb "Fret".
Nearby Words: fretful, fretted, fretting, fretwork
Synonyms for Fret


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Rankle verb – To be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger.
Usage example: that kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle

Fret is a synonym for rankle in annoy topic. You can use "Fret" instead a verb "Rankle".
Nearby Word: rankling
Synonyms for Rankle
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