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chasm

chasm

 
pronunciation:
kae zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep fissure or cleft in the earth's surface; gorge.
No one daring to try the old bridge across the chasm, they turned around and began the descent.
 
synonyms:
canyon, crevasse, fissure, gorge, gulch, ravine
similar words:
breach, cleft, crevice, gulf, rift
definition 2: any gap or breach.
synonyms:
breach, gap, opening, rent
similar words:
break, cleft, gulf, hole, rift, separation, space
definition 3: a division or separation caused by a pronounced difference of opinion, beliefs, or the like.
Their intense disagreement on this issue caused a chasm between the friends.
synonyms:
breach, gulf, rift, rupture
similar words:
conflict, disaffection, discord, falling-out, friction, rent, schism, separation
derivation: chasmal (adj.)
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