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Synonyms for shred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge(noun)

    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

    tittle, smidgeon, iota, smidgin, rag, tag, scintilla, tatter, smidgen, whit, smidge, tag end

  2. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter(verb)

    a small piece of cloth or paper

    smidgen, tag end, sheet, iota, smidge, whit, smidgeon, ticket, tatter, ragtime, tabloid, tittle, rag, tag, smidgin, scintilla, rag week

  3. shred, tear up, rip up(verb)

    tear into shreds

    rip up, tear up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shred

    A particle is a very small part of any material substance; as, a particle of sand or of dust; it is a general term, not accurately determinate in meaning. Atom (Greek a- privative, not, and temno, cut) etymologically signifies that which can not be cut or divided, and is the smallest conceivable particle of matter, regarded as absolutely homogeneous and as having but one set of properties; atoms are the ultimate particles of matter. A molecule is made up of atoms, and is regarded as separable into its constituent parts; as used by physicists, a molecule is the smallest conceivable part which retains all the characteristics of the substance; thus, a molecule of water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. Element in chemistry denotes, without reference to quantity, a substance regarded as simple, i. e., one incapable of being resolved by any known process into simpler substances; the element gold may be represented by an ingot or by a particle of gold-dust. In popular language, an element is any essential constituent; the ancients believed that the universe was made up of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water; a storm is spoken of as a manifestation of the fury of the elements. We speak of corpuscles of blood. Compare PART.

    atom, corpuscle, element, grain, iota, jot, mite, molecule, particle, scintilla, scrap, tittle, whit

    aggregate, entirety, mass, quantity, sum, sum total, total, whole

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shred

    strip, fragment, ras, tatter, oddment, scrap, paring, chip

    fold, mass, piece, entirety, integrity, whole

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shred(n.)


  2. shred(n.)

    scrap, fragment, bit, piece, flitter, tatter, rag

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shred(n)

    fragment, tatter, rag, strip, frazzle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shred":

    shadow, eleven, shade, ounce

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  1. Bill Clinton:

    There's just no evidence, even the guy that wrote the book apparently had to admit under questioning that we didn't have a shred of evidence for this, we just sort of thought we would throw it out there and see if it flies, and it won't fly.

  2. Brendan Gill:

    Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

  3. Mark Ruffalo:

    There is not a single shred of evidence to anything Trump is claiming, its all lies and its not going to go anywhere with the courts he has lost all but one lawsuit because he has no credible claims.

  4. Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    Last night, we saw the president of the United States shred the truth right in front of us.  Tear up the truth.

  5. Paul Callan:

    McCulloch's approach in presenting virtually every shred of existing evidence to the grand jury is unusual but not unprecedented.

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Translations for shred

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  • tallar, triturar, trinxar, trocejarCatalan, Valencian
  • kus, trhat, útržek, cárCzech
  • zerkleinern, zerfetzenGerman
  • κομματιάζωGreek
  • trocearSpanish
  • tiluttaa, repiä, suikale, kappale, silputa, tiputtaa, kaistale, palanen, suikaloidaFinnish
  • lambeau, déchiqueter, lacérer, fondre, déchirer, dilacérerFrench
  • versnipperen, verscheurenDutch
  • strzęp, drzeć, kawałek, podrzećPolish
  • trinchar, DestruirPortuguese
  • кусок, кромсать, лоскут, клочок, измельчатьRussian

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