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sliver

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sliver

  1. a small flat piece separated from a whole <I got a sliver of wood stuck in my finger> Synonyms flake, chip, spall, splint, splinterRelated Words bit, disk (or disc), fragment, part, particle, portion, scrap, section, shard; flinders, shiver, smithereens; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shave, shaving, snippet; leaf, sheet, sliceNear Antonyms chunk, hunk, lump, slab




sliver

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sliver

  1. to cut into long slender pieces <carefully slivered the rattan stems into strips for basketry> Synonyms slice, splinter Related Words chip, chop, dice, hash, julienne, mince; saw, scissor; cleave, rive, split; gash, incise, rip, slash, slit





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