Tift vs Rift - What's the difference?

tift | rift |

As nouns the difference between tift and rift

is that tift is a fit of pettishness, or slight anger; a tiff while rift is a chasm or fissure.

As a verb rift is

to form a or rift can be to belch or rift can be .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A fit of pettishness, or slight anger; a tiff.
  • After all your fatigue you seem as ready for a tift with me as if you had newly come from church. — Blackwood's Magazine.
    (Webster 1913)



    (wikipedia rift)

    Etymology 1

    Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish/Norwegian '' 'breach', Old Norse ''rífa 'to tear'. More at rive.


    (en noun)
  • A chasm or fissure.
  • My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
    The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
  • A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
  • * 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 130:
  • I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
  • A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a .
  • To cleave; to rive; to split.
  • to rift an oak
  • * Wordsworth
  • To dwell these rifted rocks between.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rypta.


    (en verb)
  • To belch.
  • Etymology 3


  • (Spenser)


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