What is another word for schism?

Pronunciation: [skˈɪzəm] (IPA)

Schism is a term used to describe a division or a split between members of a community or organization. The word is often associated with religious or political groups. Synonyms for schism include rift, break, separation, division, split, discord, dissension, alienation, and breach. Each of these words carries a similar meaning and can be used interchangeably depending on the context. For example, a rift between two friends can be described as a schism, break, or division in their relationship. Similarly, a political party may experience a split or discord over a controversial issue, leading to a schism within the group.

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The word "schism" refers to a division or split in a group or organization, usually resulting from a disagreement or conflict among members. The antonyms of schism are unity, harmony, agreement, and solidarity. Unity stands for oneness, concord, or wholeness, while harmony suggests a peaceful coexistence or a blend of diverse elements. Agreement means a mutual understanding or a consensus among parties. Solidarity is a sense of shared purpose, support, or allegiance towards a common goal. These words signify the opposite of schism, indicating a state of cohesion, cooperation, and teamwork among individuals or groups.

Usage examples for Schism

60; schism, 143; repealed, 184; of Security, 129; Septennial, 185; of Settlement, 103, 127; Stamp, 326, 327; American resistance to, 330; Pitt and Shelburne demand its repeal, 331; repealed, 338; of Succession, iii.
"History of the English People, Index"
John Richard Green
It was barely a century since the schism.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
Nor were Panzani's accounts less satisfactory; the King received him with great kindness, and openly expressed his regret for the schism between the Churches.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes

Famous quotes with Schism

  • I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
    Alan Greenspan
  • My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism.
    Richard John Neuhaus
  • Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost.
    John Podhoretz
  • Islam is to be envisaged as dialectical evolution, or evolutionary mutation, in the prophetic tradition, in response to the limitations built into the structure of orthodox Christianity by its historic compromise with Roman imperialism; by its commitment to scriptural canon, creedal orthodoxy and episcopal hierarchy; and by its consequent scandalous history of schism and persecution (duly noted in the Koran).
    Norman O. Brown
  • "The schism between Christianity and the arts has had two profound consequences, two vast impoverishments--one for the arts world, the other for the Church. First, for the arts world, the loss of a transcendent religious vision, a refined and rigorous sense of the sacred, the breaking and discarding of the two thousand years of Christian mythos, symbolism, and tradition has left contemporary American art spiritually diminished. The shallow novelty, the low-cost nihilism, and the vague and sentimental spiritual pretensions of so much contemporary art—in every medium—are the legacy of this schism, as well as the cynicism that pervades the arts world” (26).
    Dana Gioia

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