lous, foolish, fatuous, silly, asinine, ridiculous; inane, empty, vacuous. friction, n. 1. rubbing against, rub, rubbing down, massaging, massage; abrasion, abrading, attrition, detrition, wearing against, chafing, fretting, gnawing, fraying; grinding, whetting, filing, sanding, pumicing; grating, rasping, scouring, scraping, excoriation, excoriating.
2. dissension, dissent, dissenting, disagreement, disagreeing, contrariety, difference of opinion; discordance, discord, conflict, conflicting, controversy, contention, dispute, disputing, disputation, debate; collision, colliding, clash, clashing, argument, arguing, quarrel, quarreling, embroilment, altercation, squabble, squabbling, wrangle, wrangling, brawl, brawling, fight, fighting, strife; antagonism, hostility, rivalry, opposition. friend, n. 1. companion, sidekick, shadow, alter ego, other self, Scot. and North Eng. marrow; Achates; comrade, Obs. copemate, chum, crony, Fr. copain, U.S. Inf. buddy, Inf pal; playmate, schoolmate, schoolfellow, classmate; messmate, dinner companion, commensal.
2. confidant, familiar, Inf. bosom buddy, roommate, bunkmate, Sl. bunkie; intimate, lover, bedfellow, pillow partner, soul mate, Fr. intime; paramour, concubine, mistress, Sl. doxy, kept woman; sugar daddy; girl friend, girl, Inf. boyfriend, beau, suitor.
3. ally, compatriot, confederate; collaborator, co hort, cooperator, assistant, helper, helpmate; team mate, co-worker, fellow worker; colleague, confrere associate, consociate, compeer, peer, mate.
4. patron, supporter, backer, financier, endower, angel, benefactor, Maecenas; assister, aider, abettor; advocate, encourager. friendless, adj. 1. lonely, lonesome, alone, all alone, without a friend in the world, with no one to turn to; solitary, lone, single, isolated, lone-wolfish; estranged, alienated, apart, cut off, without ties; com-panionless, unfriended, by oneself, mateless, unattached.
2. rejected, outcast, castaway, abandoned, forsaken; cast off, shunned, scorned, forlorn, Poetic, lorn, bereft, bereaved; unwanted, unwelcomed, unpopular, unliked, disliked.
3. unsocial, unsociable, uncommunicative, untalka-tive; Inf. introverted, withdrawn, retiring; reclusive, hermitic, hermitical, eremitic. friendliness, n. 1. amicability, congeniality, Ger. Gemlitlich/ceit, neighborliness, sociability, companion-ability; affability, approachableness, accessibility, communicativeness; easiness, openness, unreservedness, familiarity, easygoingness; amiability, pleasantness, good-naturedness.
2. sympathy, understanding, fellow feeling, good will, warmth, warm-heartedness; kindliness, kindheartedness, benignancy; graciousness, geniality, politeness, cordiality, courteousness; agreeableness, willingness, amenableness, considerateness. friendly, adj. 1. amicable, congenial, neighborly, sociable, hospitable; fraternal, brotherly, sisterly, companionable; at home with, comfortable with, on good terms, Inf. chummy, Sl. buddy-buddy, Sl. palsy-walsy; affectionate, fond, loving, demonstrative, intimate.
2. affable, approachable, accessible, communicative, conversive; easy, open, unreserved, familiar, free and easy, easygoing; amiable, good-humored, good-natured, pleasant; kind, kindly, Scot. couthie, complaisant; sympathetic, understanding; kindhearted, warmhearted, benignant; gracious, genial, benign; polite, cordial, courteous; agreeable, willing, well-disposed, amenable; reliable, good, Inf. all right, Inf. O.K.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.