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schism

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of schism

  1. 1 a lack of agreement or harmony <schism within the charitable organization was preventing it from achieving its goals> Synonyms conflict, disaccord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, discord, strife, variance, war, warfareRelated Words clash, collision, competition, contention; altercation, argument, bicker, brawl, debate, disagreement, dispute, divide, fissure; falling-out, fight, hassle, jar, miff, mix-up, quarrel, row, run-in, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, inconsistence, inconsistency, inconsonance, inharmoniousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, cold war, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancorNear Antonyms concurrence, cooperationAntonyms accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace

  2. 2 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces <the schism of the Christian church into the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches> Synonyms bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, separation, scission, split, sunderingRelated Words breach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestrationNear Antonyms assemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusionAntonyms unification, union





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