Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grating

3 senses of grating

Sense 1
grate, grating -- (a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air)
       => barrier -- (a structure or object that impedes free movement)

Sense 2
grate, grating -- (a frame of iron bars to hold a fire)
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Sense 3
diffraction grating, grating -- (optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum)
       => optical device -- (a device for producing or controlling light)

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

5 senses of grate

Sense 1
grate -- (furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 2
eat into, fret, rankle, grate -- (gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered")
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 3
grate -- (reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 4
grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 5
scrape, grate -- (scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Antonyms of adj grating

1 sense of grating

Sense 1
grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy -- (unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice")

INDIRECT (VIA cacophonous) -> euphonious, euphonous -- (having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter")

Similarity of adj grating

1 sense of grating

Sense 1
grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy -- (unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice")
       => cacophonous (vs. euphonious), cacophonic -- (having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten)

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