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

2 senses of schism

Sense 1
schism, split -- (division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy")
       => division -- (the act or process of dividing)

Sense 2
schism -- (the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences)
       => rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out -- (a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations")

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