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Synonyms for splinter
ˈsplɪn tərsplin·ter

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Wiktionary

  1. splinternoun

    To break, or cause to break, into factions.

    Synonyms:
    spelk, shard

  2. splinternoun

    Synonyms:
    splinter group, faction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. splinter, sliververb

    a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

    "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"

    Synonyms:
    sliver, shaving, paring

  2. secede, splinter, break awayverb

    withdraw from an organization or communion

    "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

    Synonyms:
    chip, chip off, come off, scat, secede, run away, lam, bunk, break out, sliver, take to the woods, break, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, hightail it, break off, escape, break away

  3. sliver, splinterverb

    divide into slivers or splinters

    Synonyms:
    sliver, secede, break away

  4. splinter, sliververb

    break up into splinters or slivers

    "The wood splintered"

    Synonyms:
    sliver, secede, break away

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. splinterverb

    Synonyms:
    split (into thin pieces), shiver

  2. splinterverb

    Synonyms:
    be split (into thin pieces), be shivered

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. splinternoun

    Synonyms:
    sliver, flinder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "splinter":

    dissident, breakaway, dissenting, thorn, renegade

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How to use splinter in a sentence?

  1. Ashley Jones:

    I would generally recommend that you not leave a splinter in place.

  2. Bryan Bishop:

    It was less than cordial, because there were a lot of concerns there, but I tried very hard to explain to them that this is not a splinter group, that we are veterans and happen to be gay.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    We have to stay together, because Russian President Vladimir Putin has been counting on since the beginning that somehow the G7 or NATO would somehow splinter but we haven't and we are not going to, we can't let this aggression take the form it has and get away with it.

  4. Mike Sullivan:

    I run my hands over all the toys and feel for something that's not supposed to be there -- a loose wheel or splinter.

  5. Joe Biden:

    We have to stay together. Putin has been counting on from the beginning, that somehow NATO and the G7 would splinter, but we haven't and we're not going to.


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