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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidgenoun

    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, tatterverb

    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 upverb

    tear into shreds

    rip up, tear up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shrednoun


  2. shrednoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shrednoun

    fragment, tatter, rag, strip, frazzle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shred":

    shadow, eleven, shade, ounce

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  1. Marcus Sachs:

    It would be great if there wasn't a shred of Huawei anywhere in the United States.

  2. Charles Schumer:

    There seems to be a giant cover-up among so many of the leading people in the White House, if it was evereven a shred oflogic left to not hear witnessesand review the documents,Mr. Boltons book just erasedit.

  3. Pope Francis:

    There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003:

    The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.

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  • trocejar, tallar, triturar, trinxarCatalan, Valencian
  • trhat, kus, cár, útržekCzech
  • zerfetzen, zerkleinernGerman
  • κομματιάζωGreek
  • trocearSpanish
  • repiä, kaistale, palanen, suikaloida, tiputtaa, silputa, kappale, tiluttaa, suikaleFinnish
  • fondre, déchirer, lacérer, déchiqueter, lambeau, dilacérerFrench
  • verscheuren, versnipperenDutch
  • kawałek, drzeć, podrzeć, strzępPolish
  • Destruir, trincharPortuguese
  • измельчать, кромсать, кусок, клочок, лоскутRussian

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    • A. Demented
    • B. Ignorant
    • C. Contradictory
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