against the grain


against the grain
Synonyms and related words:
a rebours, a reculons, abhorrent, against the tide, against the wind, anticlockwise, arear, arsy-varsy, ass-backwards, astern, at cross-purposes, at daggers, at daggers drawn, at issue, at odds, at variance, at war with, athwart, away, back, backward, backwards, by contraries, contra, contrarily, contrariously, contrariwise, conversely, counter, counterclockwise, cross, cross-grained, dislikable, displeasing, distasteful, eyeball-to-eyeball, fro, hindward, hindwards, in confrontation, in flat opposition, in hostile array, in opposition, in reverse, intolerable, inversely, just the opposite, mislikable, nay rather, odious, on the contrary, oppositely, otherwise, per contra, quite the contrary, rather, rearward, rearwards, retrad, to the contrary, topsy-turvy, tout au contraire, uncongenial, uninviting, unlikable, unlovable, unpleasant, up in arms, upside down, vice versa, widdershins, with crossed bayonets

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  • against the grain — {adv. phr.} 1. Across rather than with the direction of the fibers (as of wood or meat). * /He sandpapered the wood against the grain./ 2. So as to annoy or trouble, or to cause anger or dislike. Usually follows go . * /His coarse and rude ways… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • against the grain — {adv. phr.} 1. Across rather than with the direction of the fibers (as of wood or meat). * /He sandpapered the wood against the grain./ 2. So as to annoy or trouble, or to cause anger or dislike. Usually follows go . * /His coarse and rude ways… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Against the Grain — may refer to:In broadcast media: * Against the Grain (TV series), 1993 NBC drama series with Ben Affleck * Against the Grain (radio program), an interview program on Pacifica Radio station KPFA, Berkeley, hosted by C.S. SoongIn music:* Against… …   Wikipedia

  • Against the grain — Grain Grain (gr[=a]n), n. [F. grain, L. granum, grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See {Corn}, and cf. {Garner}, n., {Garnet}, {Gram} the chick pea, {Granule}, {Kernel.}] [1913 Webster] 1. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Against the Grain — Studioalbum von Bad Religion Veröffentlichung 1990 Label Epitaph Records F …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Against The Grain — (album, 1990) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Against the Grain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Against the grain — (album, 1990) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Against the Grain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Against the Grain — Álbum de Bad Religion Publicación 23 de noviembre de 1990 Grabación mayo de 1990, en Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California Género(s) Pun …   Wikipedia Español

  • Against The Grain — это пятый альбом американской панк рок группа, Bad Religion. Обложки изображена по борьбе с насилием. Это одна функция,21st Century Digital Boy. Трек лист 1. Modern Man Graffin 1:58 2. Turn on the Light Gurewitz 1:24 3. Get Off Graffin 1:43 4.… …   Википедия

  • against the grain — If doing something goes against the grain, you re unwilling to do it because it contradicts what you believe in, but you have no real choice …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • against the grain — against the natural way, rub the wrong way    Some words go against the grain. Their spellings aren t natural …   English idioms


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