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Galled definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GALL'ED, pp. [See Gall, the verb.] Having the skin or surface worn or torn by wearing or rubbing; fretted; teased;injured; vexed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: painful from having the skin abraded [syn: chafed, galled]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gall Gall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled; p. pr. & vb. n. Galling.] [OE. gallen; cf. F. galer to scratch, rub, gale scurf, scab, G. galle a disease in horses' feet, an excrescence under the tongue of horses; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gall gallnut.] 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable. I am loth to gall a new-healed wound. --Shak. 2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm. They that are most galled with my folly, They most must laugh. --Shak. 3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy. In our wars against the French of old, we used to gall them with our longbows, at a greater distance than they could shoot their arrows. --Addison.

Moby Thesaurus

aggravated, algetic, angry, annoyed, bothered, browned-off, bugged, burning, burnt-up, chafed, disturbed, exasperated, festering, fiery, griped, inflamed, irked, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, piqued, provoked, rankling, raw, red, resentful, riled, roiled, ruffled, sensitive, smarting, sore, tender, tingling, troubled, vexed



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