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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spat(n)

    Synonyms:
    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 say spat in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#18782acclaim
#18963hustle
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#20976fuss
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#94228bicker
#95498gaiter
#121386tizzy

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. 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.

  3. Ole Hansen:

    The U.S.-China trade spat seems to be hotting up again after yesterday's announcement from the White House, the global growth and demand outlook does not need a new political/financial crisis in Europe and a potential trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    Asses only believe the verbal spat or blame game between Wolf and Jackal and the crafty foxes support or propagate it to make own profits or benefits from it; whereas the alert dogs know that both are the same and just doing the drama to be against each other to befool other animals


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