Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fray

2 senses of fray

Sense 1
fray, frazzle -- (wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve")
       => break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart -- (go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely")

Sense 2
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Antonyms of adj frayed

1 sense of frayed

Sense 1
frayed -- (worn away or tattered along the edges; "frayed cuffs")

INDIRECT (VIA worn) -> new -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")

Similarity of adj frayed

1 sense of frayed

Sense 1
frayed -- (worn away or tattered along the edges; "frayed cuffs")
       => worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

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