chafing (part of speech: verb)
friction (part of speech: noun)
aggravating (part of speech: verb)
envenoming, nagging, teasing, perturbing, upsetting, enraging, bedeviling, infuriating, rankling, antagonizing, troubling, exasperating, irking, exacerbating, badgering, needling, bothering, pestering, hassling, discomposing, harrying, vexing, baiting, arousing, peeving
pain (part of speech: noun)
gripe, spasm, hurt, burn, inflammation, stitch, painfulness, suffering, wound, stab, malaise, grief, smarting, crick, bite, discomfort, sting, migraine, pain, pang, rack, torment, back-ache, injury, headache, earache, sore, agony, ache, affliction, irritation, anguish, wrench, throe, torture, misery, distress, infliction, bruise, throb, cramp
paining (part of speech: verb)
painful (part of speech: adjective)
distressful, throbbing, biting, gnawing, uncomfortable, annoying, wrenching, burdensome, harrowing, horrendous, unbearable, excruciating, aching, troublesome, odious, cramping, painful, besetting, arduous, inflaming, bothersome, severe, anguishing, offensive, tormenting, miserable, disagreeable, trying, bitter, oppressive, stinging, grueling, agonizing, grievous, insufferable, torturing, cruel, irksome, piercing, woeful, crushing, withering, cutting, acute, stabbing, hurtful, unpleasant
- One of the young pigeons was found nearly dead this morning; but Yuranigh, by chafing and warming it by the fire, soon recovered it. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
- Miller was chafing inwardly and running over in his mind what was to be done; and nobody else seemed quite to know what ought to happen next, when the door opened and Jervis came in. - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- Nora was upon her knees beside the sick girl, sobbing and chafing her pale hands; the investigator was at a telephone summoning the police. - "Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist", John T. McIntyre.