Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scatter

6 senses of scatter

Sense 1
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 2
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 3
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

Sense 4
scatter -- (sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")
       => sow, seed -- (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds")

Sense 5
break up, disperse, scatter -- (cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 6
spread, scatter, spread out -- (strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")
       => circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")

Antonyms of adj scattered

2 senses of scattered

Sense 1
scattered -- (occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages")

INDIRECT (VIA distributed) -> concentrated -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")

Sense 2
confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected -- (lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts")

INDIRECT (VIA incoherent) -> coherent, consistent, logical, ordered -- (marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument")

Similarity of adj scattered

2 senses of scattered

Sense 1
scattered -- (occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages")
       => distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)

Sense 2
confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected -- (lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts")
       => incoherent (vs. coherent) -- (without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation")

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