Synonyms of pit in English

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noun

1‘a rectangular pit dug in the ground’

SYNONYMS
hole, ditch, trench, trough, hollow, shaft, mineshaft, excavation, cavity, pothole, rut
abyss, chasm, gulf, crater

2‘controversy over plans for pit closures’

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coal mine, colliery, quarry, workings, diggings

3‘the ugly pits stood out on her skin’

SYNONYMS
pockmark, pock, mark, hollow, indentation, depression, dent, dint, concavity, dimple

verb

1‘his skin had been pitted by acne’

SYNONYMS
mark, pockmark, scar, blemish, disfigure

2‘rain poured down, pitting the bare earth’

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make holes in, make hollows in, hole, dent, indent, depress, dint, pothole

Synonyms of pit in English

: pit1pit2

pit2


See definition of pit

noun

1‘cherry pits’

SYNONYMS
stone, pip, seed

Phrases

    the pits

    ‘this place really is the pits’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    the worst, the lowest of the low

    rock-bottom, extremely bad, awful, terrible, dreadful, wretched, unspeakable, deplorable

    informal

    appalling, lousy, abysmal, dire

    British informal

    chronic, grotty, pants, a load of pants

    pit someone/something against

    ‘a chance to pit your wits against the world champions’


    SYNONYMS

    set against, match against, put in opposition to, put in competition with, measure against

    compete against, compete with, contend with, vie with, grapple with, wrestle with

    informal

    pitch against