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split

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of split

  1. disagreeing with each other opinions are split on the subject Synonyms of split disunited, dividedWords Related to split balkanized, fractionalized, fractionated; cohesionless, factiousAntonyms of split unanimous, undivided, united


split

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of split

  1. 1 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure an earthquake left a split in the ground Synonyms of split check, chink, cleft, cranny, crevice, fissure, rift, crackWords Related to split crevasse; craze, hairline; fracture, rupture; breach, gap, opening; cut, gash, incision, slit

  2. 2 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces the split of the group into two factions marked the beginning of the end of the organization Synonyms of split bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, schism, scission, separation, sunderingWords Related to split breach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestrationNear Antonyms of split assemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusionAntonyms of split unification, union


Synonym Discussion of split

tear, rip, rend, split, cleave, rive mean to separate forcibly. tear implies pulling apart by force and leaving jagged edges.
    • tear up the letter
rip implies a pulling apart in one rapid uninterrupted motion often along a line or joint.
    • ripped the shirt on a nail
rend implies very violent or ruthless severing or sundering.
    • an angry mob rent the prisoner's clothes
split implies a cutting or breaking apart in a continuous, straight, and usually lengthwise direction or in the direction of grain or layers.
    • split logs for firewood
cleave implies very forceful splitting or cutting with a blow.
    • a bolt of lightning cleaved the giant oak
rive occurs most often in figurative use.
    • a political party riven by conflict


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