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Synonyms for schism
ˈsɪz əm, ˈskɪz-schism

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  1. schismnoun

    Synonyms:
    split, separation, division

    Antonyms:
    unity

  2. schismnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    division, separation, split

    Antonyms:
    unity

  3. schismnoun

    A formal division or split within a religious body.

    Synonyms:
    split, separation, division

    Antonyms:
    unity

  4. schismnoun

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. schism

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

    Antonyms:
    unity, integrity, catholicity, communion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. schism, splitnoun

    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. schismnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    split

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. schismnoun

    Synonyms:
    division (in a church), separation

  2. schismnoun

    Synonyms:
    disunion, discord

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "schism":

    split, rift, divide, division

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How to use schism in a sentence?

  1. Nicolas Cage:

    There's no version of a Nicolas Cage that doesn't want to spend time with his family, that was the biggest schism with Tom and I when we were making a movie, which is that I'm not like that.

  2. Canterbury Justin Welby:

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

  3. 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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