Synonyms of gall in English

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noun

1‘Melanie had the gall to ask Nick for money’

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impudence, insolence, impertinence, cheek, cheekiness, nerve, audacity, brazenness, effrontery, temerity, presumption, presumptuousness, brashness, shamelessness, pertness, boldness
bad manners, rudeness, impoliteness
informal brass neck, brass, neck, face, chutzpah, cockiness
British informal sauce, sauciness
Scottish informal snash
North American informal sass, sassiness, nerviness
informal, dated hide
British informal, dated crust
rare malapertness, procacity, assumption

2‘scholarly gall was poured forth upon this work’

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acrimony, resentment, rancour, sourness, acerbity, asperity
bitterness, bile, spleen, malice, spite, spitefulness, malignity, venom, vitriol, poison, malevolence, virulence, nastiness, animosity, antipathy, hostility, enmity, bad blood, ill feeling, ill will, animus
literary choler

Synonyms of gall in English

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noun

1‘this was a gall that she frequently had to endure’

SYNONYMS
irritation, irritant, annoyance, vexation, pest, nuisance, provocation, bother, torment, plague, source of vexation, source of irritation, source of annoyance, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side
informal aggravation, peeve, pain, pain in one's neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
Scottish informal nyaff, skelf
North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr under someone's saddle
Australian, New Zealand informal nark

2‘a bay horse with a gall on its side’

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sore, ulcer, ulceration, canker
abrasion, scrape, scratch, graze, chafe

verb

1‘it galled him to have to sit impotently in silence’

SYNONYMS
irritate, annoy, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles
infuriate, madden, drive to distraction, goad, provoke
informal aggravate, peeve, hassle, miff, rile, nettle, needle, get, get to, bug, hack off, get under someone's skin, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, put someone's nose out of joint, get someone's goat, rattle someone's cage, get someone's dander up, drive crazy, drive mad, drive round the bend, drive round the twist, drive up the wall, make someone see red
British informal wind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump
North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel
New Zealand informal rark
informal, dated give someone the pip
rare exacerbate, hump, rasp

2‘the straps galled their shoulders’

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chafe, abrade, rub, rub against, rub painfully, rub raw, scrape, graze, skin, scratch, rasp, bark, fret
rare excoriate