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Synonyms for itchɪtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scabies, itch(noun)

    a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation

    "he has a bad case of the itch"

    itch, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  2. urge, itch(noun)

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

    itch, impulse, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  3. itch, itchiness, itching(verb)

    an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

    urge, itch, itchiness, itching, scabies

  4. rub, scratch, itch(verb)

    scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

    "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, spoil, fret, grave, strike, chafe, come up, scratch, cancel, inscribe, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, excise, scratch up, rub

  5. itch(verb)

    have or perceive an itch

    "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

    scratch, spoil, rub

  6. itch(verb)

    cause to perceive an itch

    "his skin itched"

    scratch, spoil, rub

  7. itch, spoil(verb)

    have a strong desire or urge to do something

    "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, rub, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, thwart, featherbed, ball up, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, deflower, scratch, louse up, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. itch(n.)


  2. itch(n.)

    (Med.) psora

  3. itch(v. n.)

    feel an itching

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

itching, dermatitis, scratch

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