Definición de chasm en inglés:

chasm

Saltos de línea: chasm
Pronunciación: /ˈkaz(ə)m
 
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sustantivo

1A deep fissure in the earth’s surface: a chasm a mile long figurative he was engulfed in a chasm of despair
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The movie also shows a panoramic view of the mountains, deep chasms and valleys going into oblivion and the sounds of crackling icicles and snowstorms.
  • The photos from these fly-bys have revealed amazing detail in the structures of craters, grooves, and chasms crossing the frigid surfaces of these little worlds.
  • The tunnel floor became a bridge over an incredible chasm that was so deep that no bottom could be seen.
Sinónimos
gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent; pit, void, crater, cavity, hole, opening, gap, fissure, crevice, hollow; Southern Englishchine, bunny; Northern Englishclough, gill, thrutch; Scottishcleuch, heugh; North Americangulch, coulee, flume; American Spanisharroyo, barranca, quebrada; Indiannullah, khud; South Africansloot, kloof, donga
rare khor
1.1A profound difference between people, viewpoints, feelings, etc. the chasm between rich and poor
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This is what, maybe, contributes to the chasm between leaders and followers and the general social decay.
  • The closer war seems to get, the larger the chasm between sides grows.
  • At some point, however, it will become increasingly difficult to bridge the chasm between their faith and their values.
Sinónimos
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

Origen

late 16th century (denoting an opening up of the sea or land, as in an earthquake): from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma 'gaping hollow'.

Derivativos

chasmic

adjetivo ( rare )
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Whilst it's wonderful to see bloggers make the chasmic leap across to the print world, it must be remembered that bloggers are primarily armchair commentators rather than well connected investigators.
  • Wells and Forster were of course reflecting on the chasmic class divisions of the society of Edwardian London, then the richest in the world.
  • The material gulf between the have-nots and the exponentially burgeoning middle class has turned chasmic.

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