Synonyms of spot in English:

spot


See definition of spot

noun

1‘the dog was white with black spots’

SYNONYMS
mark, patch, pop, dot, speck, speckle, fleck, smudge, smear, stain, blotch, blot, splash, daub
technical petechia
informal splotch, splosh, splodge
rare macule, macula

2‘this cream will improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, and uneven skin tone’

SYNONYMS
discoloration
freckle
liver spot, age spot, mole
birthmark, port wine stain, strawberry mark
technical naevus

3‘he had an angry spot on the side of his nose’

SYNONYMS
pimple, pustule, blemish, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, wen, sty
pock, pockmark
acne, rash
Scottish plook
technical comedo
informal zit, whitehead
North American informal hickey
rare papule, bleb, whelk, blain

4‘there are miles of footpaths and plenty of secluded spots’

SYNONYMS
place, location, site, position, point, situation, scene, setting, locale, locality, area, neighbourhood, region
venue
technical locus

5‘social policy has a regular spot on the agenda’

SYNONYMS
position, place, niche, slot, space
informal window

6‘would you like a spot of brandy?’

SYNONYMS
bit, little, some, small amount, morsel, modicum, bite
drop, splash
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
Scottish informal scoosh

7‘you're in a tight spot’

SYNONYMS
difficult situation, awkward situation, tricky situation, predicament, mess, difficulty, trouble, plight, corner, quandary, dilemma
informal fix, jam, hole, sticky situation, pickle, scrape, fine kettle of fish, pretty kettle of fish, hot water, how-do-you-do

verb

1‘she spotted Iris hovering by the door’

SYNONYMS
notice, see, observe, discern, detect, perceive, make out, pick out, distinguish, recognize, identify, locate
catch sight of, glimpse, sight
mark, remark
British informal clock
literary descry, espy

2‘her clothes were spotted with grease’

SYNONYMS
stain, mark, fleck, speckle, blotch, mottle, smudge, streak, splash, spatter, bespatter
dirty, soil
informal splotch, splosh, splodge
literary besmirch, smirch

3‘his soul was spotted with sin’

SYNONYMS
sully, stain, tarnish, blacken, taint, blemish

4‘it was still spotting with rain’

SYNONYMS
rain lightly, drizzle
British spit
Northern English mizzle
North American sprinkle

Phrases

    on the spot

    ‘any official found to be involved in such incidents will be sacked on the spot’


    SYNONYMS

    immediately, there and then, then and there, straight away, right away, forthwith, instantly, summarily, without delay, without hesitation, at once, that instant, directly

    outright

    North American

    in short order

    archaic

    straight, straightway, instanter, forthright