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Meaning & Definition of Gall in English

English

Gall

/gɔl/

noun

1. An open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle

    synonym:
  • saddle sore
  • ,
  • gall

2. A skin sore caused by chafing

    synonym:
  • gall

3. Abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury

    synonym:
  • gall

4. A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    synonym:
  • resentment
  • ,
  • bitterness
  • ,
  • gall
  • ,
  • rancor
  • ,
  • rancour

5. A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder

  • Aids in the digestion of fats
    synonym:
  • bile
  • ,
  • gall

6. The trait of being rude and impertinent

  • Inclined to take liberties
    synonym:
  • crust
  • ,
  • gall
  • ,
  • impertinence
  • ,
  • impudence
  • ,
  • insolence
  • ,
  • cheekiness
  • ,
  • freshness

verb

1. Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

    synonym:
  • chafe
  • ,
  • gall
  • ,
  • fret

2. Irritate or vex

  • "It galls me that we lost the suit"
    synonym:
  • gall
  • ,
  • irk

Examples of using

He had the gall to ignore my advice.
Even a nightingale isn't without its gall.