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Synonyms for spat
spæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss(noun)

    a quarrel about petty points

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

  2. spat, gaiter(noun)

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

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

  3. spat(verb)

    a young oyster or other bivalve

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

  4. spat(verb)

    come down like raindrops

    "Bullets were spatting down on us"

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, applaud

  5. spat(verb)

    become permanently attached

    "mollusks or oysters spat"

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, applaud

  6. spat(verb)

    strike with a sound like that of falling rain

    "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, applaud

  7. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, herald, applaud, hail

  8. spat(verb)

    engage in a brief and petty quarrel

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, applaud

  9. spat(verb)

    spawn

    "oysters spat"

    Synonyms:
    clap, acclaim, applaud

  10. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, clap, applaud

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spat(n.)

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

  2. spat(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    spatin, psat, spit, seed, brawl

How to use spat in a sentence?

  1. Sebastian Gorka:

    Losing 14 minutes of audiotape in comparison to this is a little spat in the sandbox in the kindergarten.

  2. Mark Brown:

    It's very hard to predict what will transpire, there isn't going to be any certainty over whether it's going to be a one-week spat or a two-year spat.

  3. Robert Sulek:

    I wish the government would think more carefully before starting campaigns like this, it's our wives who get spat on and have their veils ripped off in the street.

  4. David Weinberg:

    The process that Secretary of State Kerry has been working very hard to put together was poised for failure before this Gulf spat, it is poised for failure after this Gulf spat.

  5. John Driscoll:

    China isn't intimidated by the threat of U.S. sanctions. They haven't been in the past. So in this diplomatic spat they might just replace U.S. crude with Iranian oil. That would obviously infuriate Trump.

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