English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'fragment'

(noun) 
Definition
an incomplete piece
She read everything, digesting every fragment of news.
Synonyms
piece
a piece of wood
Another piece of cake?
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part
A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
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bit
a bit of cake
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scrap
a fire fuelled by scraps of wood
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particle
Particles of food can get stuck between the teeth.
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portion
I have spent a large portion of my life here.
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shiver (archaic, literary)
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shred
Cut the cabbage into fine long shreds.
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remnant
the remnants of Roman flooring
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speck
He leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.
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sliver
A sliver of glass was embedded in the skin.
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wisp
She smoothed away a wisp of hair from her eyes.
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morsel
a delicious little morsel of meat
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oddment
a blanket crocheted from oddments of wool
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chip
His eyes gleamed like chips of blue glass.
(verb) 
Definition
to break into small pieces or different parts
It's an exploded fracture – the bones have fragmented.
Synonyms
break
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
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split
In a severe gale the ship split in two.
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shatter
Safety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
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shiver (archaic, literary)
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disintegrate
At 420 mph the windscreen disintegrated.
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splinter
The ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.
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come apart
The whole thing just came apart in my hands.
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break into pieces
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come to pieces
Opposites
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synthesize
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join together
(verb) 
Definition
to break into small pieces or different parts
Their country's government has fragmented into disarray.
Synonyms
break up
The crowd broke up reluctantly.
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divide
She has done more to divide the group than anyone else.
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split up
I was beginning to think that we would never split up.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bit
Definition
a small piece, portion, or quantity
a bit of cake
Synonyms
in the sense of chip
Definition
a small piece removed by chopping, cutting, or breaking
His eyes gleamed like chips of blue glass.
Synonyms
paring,
wafer,
in the sense of come apart
The whole thing just came apart in my hands.

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