One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the friction of the rope on the winding sheave’
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’
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
rare jar, disaccord, discordance
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