Synonyms of rift in English:


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See UK English definition of rift

See Spanish definition of fisura


1‘a deep rift in the Antarctic ice’

crack, fault, flaw, split, break, breach, fissure, fracture, cleft, crevice, gap, cranny, slit, chink, interstice, cavity, opening, space, hole, aperture

2‘a rift between the government and the presidency’

breach, division, split
quarrel, squabble, disagreement, difference of opinion, falling-out, fight, row, altercation, argument, war of words, dispute, conflict, contretemps, clash, wrangle, tussle, feud, battle royal
estrangement, alienation, schism
informal run-in, spat, scrap
British informal ding-dong, bust-up