Synonyms for splinter

Synonyms for (noun) splinter

Synonyms: splinter, sliver

Definition: a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

Usage: he got a splinter in his finger; it broke into slivers

Similar words: bit, flake, fleck, chip, scrap

Definition: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

Usage: a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Synonyms for (verb) splinter

Synonyms: sliver, splinter

Definition: break up into splinters or slivers

Usage: The wood splintered

Similar words: fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up

Definition: break or cause to break into pieces

Usage: The plate fragmented

Synonyms: sliver, splinter

Definition: divide into slivers or splinters

Similar words: dissever, divide, separate, split, split up, carve up

Definition: separate into parts or portions

Usage: divide the cake into three equal parts; The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Synonyms: break away, secede, splinter

Definition: withdraw from an organization or communion

Usage: After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

Similar words: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up

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