Synonyms and Antonyms of breach
a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
- Failure to deliver on time was a breach of the contract.
misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, offense (or offence), sin, wrong
disregard, forgetting, ignoring, nonobservance, overlooking
delinquency, dereliction, neglect
encroachment, intrusion, invasion
a breaking of a moral or legal code
- Cheating on the exam was a serious breach of the military academy's honor code.
crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, offense (or offence), sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoing
felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance
fault, foible, peccadillo
immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness
corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness
abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness
descent, downfall, fall
an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
- The cat got out of the yard through a breach in the hedge.
break, discontinuity, gap, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, void
chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure
notch, slit, slot, split
abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice
fracture, rupture, severance, sundering