Synonyms for Splinter:


sectarian (adjective)


hint, a little, a bit, trace, taster, fraction, sample. fracture, fall apart, rive, shiver, sunder, crumble, disintegrate, help, break up, rift. slim down, participate, desert, like rats deserting a sinking ship, abandon ship, politics, split. mixed, diverse, tribal, unanimous, factional, close-knit, collective, multicultural, from all walks of life, public. sliver (noun)
piece, flake, wood, bit, shiver.
splinter (noun)
secede, flinders, sliver, break away.
thin piece of solid (noun)
fragment, flake, wood, bit, sliver.


break into thin, small pieces (verb)
shatter, fracture, disintegrate, split, smash, rive, shiver.
shatter (verb)
shatter, fragment, smash, atomize.

Other synonyms:

slim down, fall apart, sunder, bit. flake, disintegrate, rive, crumble. fracture. break up. rift. desert. split. shatter

Usage examples for splinter

  1. The hard cider had cheered Byram a little; he drew a cherished cigar from his vest- pocket, offered it to me, and when I considerately refused, he carefully set it alight with a splinter from the fire. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. Sir Compton Domville had received a rather serious injury from a splinter in the left arm during the destruction of the Naval Barracks, but he had had his wounds dressed and insisted, against the advice of the doctors, in driving down to the Hard and talking matters over with General French. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  3. Many references which are obscure in Wagner are explained in Gottfried's epic, such as the circumstances of Tristan's first visit to Isolde in Ireland, with the splinter in Morold's skull. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight