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Synonyms of spot in English:


  • 1 the dog was white with black spots there were a few spots of blood on the pavement
    informalsplotch, splosh, splodge
  • 2 this cream will improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, and uneven skin tone
  • 3 he had an angry spot on the side of his nose
    pimple, pustule, blemish, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, wen, sty;
    pock, pockmark;
    (spots)acne, rash;
    Scottish plook
    informalzit, whitehead
    North American informalhickey
  • 4 there are miles of footpaths and plenty of secluded spots
    place, location, site, position, point, situation, scene, setting, locale, locality, area, neighbourhood, region;
  • 5 social policy has a regular spot on the agenda
    position, place, niche, slot, space
  • 6British informal would you like a spot of brandy?
    bit, little, some, small amount, morsel, modicum, bite;
    informalsmidgen, smidge, tad
    Scottish informalscoosh
  • 7 informal you're in a tight spot
    difficult situation, awkward situation, tricky situation, predicament, mess, difficulty, trouble, plight, corner, quandary, dilemma
    informalfix, jam, hole, sticky situation, pickle, scrape, pretty/fine kettle of fish, hot water, how-do-you-do
  • Phrases

    on the spot

    any official found to be involved in such incidents will be sacked on the spot
    immediately, there and then, then and there, straight away, right away, forthwith, instantly, summarily, without delay, without hesitation, at once, that instant, directly;
    North American in short order


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  • 1 she spotted Iris hovering by the door
    notice, see, observe, discern, detect, perceive, make out, pick out, distinguish, recognize, identify, locate;
    mark, remark
    British informalclock
    literarydescry, espy
  • 2 her clothes were spotted with grease
  • 3 archaic his soul was spotted with sin
  • 4 it was still spotting with rain
    rain lightly, drizzle;
    British spit;
    Northern English mizzle;
    North American sprinkle
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