Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rift

3 senses of rift

Sense 1
rift -- (a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds")
       => opening, gap -- (an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall")

Sense 2
rift -- (a narrow fissure in rock)
       => crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure -- (a long narrow opening)

Sense 3
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out -- (a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations")
       => separation, breakup, detachment -- (coming apart)

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