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Synonyms for spat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fussnoun

    a quarrel about petty points

    squabble, dither, pettifoggery, hustle, flap, bicker, tiff, hassle, stir, flurry, bother, ado, tizzy, bustle, pother, gaiter, trouble, fuss, bickering

  2. spat, gaiternoun

    a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

    fuss, bicker, squabble, gaiter, tiff, bickering, pettifoggery

  3. spatverb

    a young oyster or other bivalve

    squabble, tiff, fuss, pettifoggery, bickering, gaiter, bicker

  4. spatverb

    come down like raindrops

    "Bullets were spatting down on us"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  5. spatverb

    become permanently attached

    "mollusks or oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  6. spatverb

    strike with a sound like that of falling rain

    "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  7. applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    clap, acclaim, herald, applaud, hail

  8. spatverb

    engage in a brief and petty quarrel

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  9. spatverb


    "oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  10. clap, spatverb

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    acclaim, clap, applaud

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spatnoun

    [local, U. S.] petty dispute, petty quarrel, war of words

  2. spatverb

    dispute, wrangle, quarrel, spar, bicker, jangle, squabble, TIFF, have words, have an altercation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spatnoun

    tiff, quarrel, dispute, dissension

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spat":

    spatin, psat, spit, seed, brawl

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How to use spat in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Whether it is a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment towards a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you can think or imagine. As a matter of fact, unforgivingness may be affecting your physical health unknowingly. Nevertheless, there is good news. Studies have shown that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack, improving cholesterol levels and sleep, and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stuffs like that. Besides, as you forgive your health is bound to improve, as well as your relationship with God Almighty (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  2. Nick Bisley:

    Until now it has been a diplomatic spat, we haven't seen it play out beyond the diplomatic and political realm, now it is imposing regulatory barriers without contravening the free trade agreement. We are going to see more of this and this will be the worst the relationship has been since diplomatic relations began.

  3. Jonathan Palmer:

    Everyone's watching you... you have to be a ruthless person and look out for yourself a lot. If you don't you are going to get spat out, i fully realize that I've got to make the most of it this year. Treat every year as if it could be your last. I can't leave anything on the table. I've got to hit the ground running in Melbourne.

  4. Jigar Trivedi:

    The trade spat is driving the market crazy, $1,500 (for gold) is now the new normal unless trade relations take a turn in a right direction.

  5. Stephen Innes:

    The U.S.-China trade spat has been at the center of the oil market demise, which has sent the global economy to the brink of recession and negatively impacted oil demand forecasts.

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