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Synonyms for schism
ˈsɪz əm, ˈskɪz-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. schism, split(noun)

    division of a group into opposing factions

    "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"

    Synonyms:
    split up, snag, rent, split, tear, rip, stock split

  2. schism(noun)

    the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

    Synonyms:
    split

Wiktionary

  1. schism(noun)

    Synonyms:
    split, separation, division

    Antonyms:
    unity

  2. schism(noun)

    A split or separation within a group or organization, typically caused by discord.

    Synonyms:
    division, separation, split

    Antonyms:
    unity

  3. schism(noun)

    A formal division or split within a religious body.

    Synonyms:
    split, separation, division

    Antonyms:
    unity

  4. schism(noun)

    a split within Christianity whereby a group no longer recognizes the Bishop of Rome as the head of the Church, but shares essentially the same beliefs with the Church of Rome. In other words, a political split without the introduction of heresy.

    Synonyms:
    division, split, separation

    Antonyms:
    unity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. schism

    Synonyms:
    antagonism, discord, disunion, divorce, enmity, hostility, secession, separation, war

    Antonyms:
    alliance, coalition, compact, confederacy, confederation, federation, fusion, league, partnership, union

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. schism

    Synonyms:
    division, separation, disruption, secession, diversity, sectarianism, breach, dissent, discord

    Antonyms:
    unity, integrity, catholicity, communion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. schism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    division (in a church), separation

  2. schism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disunion, discord

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    split, rift, divide, division

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How to use schism in a sentence?

  1. Canterbury Justin Welby:

    A schism would not be a disaster ... but it would be a failure.

  2. Ross Douthat:

    It may be that this conflict has only just begun, and it may be that as with previous conflicts in Church history, it will eventually be serious enough to end in real schism, a permanent parting of the ways.


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