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English noun: gall

1. gall (state) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle

Synonymssaddle sore

Broader (hypernym)animal disease

2. gall (state) a skin sore caused by chafing

Broader (hypernym)sore

Narrower (hyponym)saddle sore

3. gall (plant) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury

Broader (hypernym)plant tissue

Narrower (hyponym)oak apple

4. gall (feeling) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Synonymsbitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment

Broader (hypernym)enmity, hostility, ill will

Narrower (hyponym)enviousness, envy, grievance, grudge, heartburning, huffishness, score, sulkiness

5. gall (body) a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats


Broader (hypernym)digestive fluid, digestive juice

6. gall (attribute) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

Synonymscheekiness, crust, freshness, impertinence, impudence, insolence

Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, rudeness

Narrower (hyponym)chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah

English verb: gall

1. gall (perception) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Synonymschafe, fret

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)irritate

2. gall (emotion) irritate or vex

SamplesIt galls me that we lost the suit.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to gall Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)anger

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