Synonyms of chasm in English:


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1‘the ground dropped away into an awesome chasm’

gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent
pit, void, crater, cavity, hole, opening, gap, fissure, crevice, hollow
British dialect chine, bunny
Northern English clough, gill, thrutch
Scottish cleuch, heugh
North American gulch, coulee, flume
arroyo, barranca, quebrada
Indian nullah, khud
South African sloot, kloof, donga
rare khor

2‘a chasm between theory and practice’

breach, gulf, rift
division, schism, split, severance, rupture, break, break-up, parting of the ways
separation, disunion, estrangement, alienation, difference, dissension, discord, argument, quarrel
rare scission