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Wordnet 3.0


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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gall \Gall\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled (g[add]ld); 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. [1913 Webster] I am loth to gall a new-healed wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm. [1913 Webster] They that are most galled with my folly, They most must laugh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

galled adj 1: painful from having the skin abraded [syn: chafed, galled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "galled": 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