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scattering

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scattering

  1. 1 an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered <the scattering of the protesters suddenly turned violent and chaotic> Synonyms disbandment, dispersal, dispersion, dissipation Related Words diffusion, dissemination; breakup, dissolution, disunion, separation, split Near Antonyms assembly, collection, concentration, gathering

  2. 2 a small number <a scattering of people in the mostly empty theater> Synonyms couple, handful, scatter, few, smatter, smattering, sprinkle, sprinklingRelated Words minority; atom, crumb, fragment, grain, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, particle, scrap, shred, tittle, whitNear Antonyms majority, most; abundance, excess, plenty, surplus; deal, gobs, heap, lot, mass, much, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, slather, slew, stack, wad, wealthAntonyms army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion





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