Synonyms of grain
1 seedDictionary • a grain of wheat
seed • a packet of cabbage seed
kernel • the kernel of his message
2 cerealDictionary • a bag of grain
3 bitDictionary • a grain of sand
bit • a bit of cake
piece • Another piece of cake?
trace • Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
spark • Even Oliver felt a tiny spark of excitement.
scrap • a fire fuelled by scraps of wood
molecule • a molecule of sulfur trioxide
particle • Particles of food can get stuck between the teeth.
fragment • She read everything, digesting every fragment of news.
atom • one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
ounce • If only my father had possessed an ounce of business sense.
crumb • I stood up, brushing crumbs from my trousers.
jot • It doesn't affect my judgement one jot.
speck • He leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.
morsel • a delicious little morsel of meat
granule • granules of coarse-grain sea salt
modicum • I like to think I've had a modicum of success.
mote • Dust motes swirled in the sunlight.
whit • It does not make one whit of difference what we do.
iota • Our credit standards have not changed one iota.
4 textureDictionary • Brush the paint over the wood in the direction of the grain.
texture • It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.
fibre • a variety of coloured fibres
nap • She buried her face in the towel's soft nap.
inclination • He set out to follow his artistic inclinations.
character • There is a side to his character which you haven't seen yet.
make-up • He became convinced that there was some fatal flaw in his make-up.
humour • Could that have been the source of his good humour?
temper • He's known for his placid temper.
disposition • his friendly and cheerful disposition
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atomAn atom is the smallest amount of a substance that can take part in a chemical reaction.
• one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
• a bit of cake
characterThe character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places.
• There is a side to his character which you haven't seen yet.
Thesaurus for grain from the Collins English Thesaurus
the small hard seedlike fruit of a grass, esp a cereal plant
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