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Synonyms for affrayəˈfreɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affray, altercation, fracas(noun)

    noisy quarrel

    altercation, ruffle, fray, disturbance, fracas, affray

  2. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle(noun)

    a noisy fight

    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disturbance, mental disorder, interference, ruff, folie, upset, flounce, flutter, choker, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, furbelow, kerfuffle, fracas, frill, hoo-ha, disruption, altercation, ruffle, fray, noise, neck ruff, affray, hoo-hah


  1. affray(noun)

    brawl, alarm, fright, terror, fray

  2. affray(noun)

    To startle from quiet; to alarm.

    alarm, fright, fray, brawl, terror

  3. affray(noun)

    To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.

    fray, terror, alarm, fright, brawl

  4. affray(noun)

    The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.

    terror, brawl, fright, fray, alarm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affray

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contention, contest, controversy, dispute, dissension, enmity, feud, fray, hostility, quarrel, strife

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affray(n.)

    brawl (in a public place), quarrel, feud, squabble, wrangle, contest, altercation, strife, row, fray, broil, fight, MÉLÉE, tumult, disturbance, outbreak, RUMPUS, breach of the peace

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