Synonyms of friction in English:

friction


See definition of friction

noun

1‘the friction of the rope on the winding sheave’

SYNONYMS

abrasion, abrading, rubbing, chafing, grating, rasping, scraping, excoriation, grinding, gnawing, eating away, wearing away, wearing down

resistance, drag, adhesion, traction, grip, purchase

rare attrition, fretting, detrition

2‘there was considerable friction between father and son’

SYNONYMS

discord, disharmony, disunity, strife, conflict, disagreement, dissension, dissent, opposition, variance, clashing, contention, dispute, disputation, arguing, argument, quarrelling, bickering, squabbling, wrangling, fighting, feuding, rivalry

hostility, animosity, antipathy, enmity, antagonism, resentment, acrimony, bitterness, bad feeling, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood

grudges, grievances

informal falling-out

rare jar, disaccord, discordance

ANTONYMS

harmony