Synonyms of spine in English:

spine


See definition of spine

noun

1‘the teenager injured his spine playing rugby’

SYNONYMS

backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, vertebrae

back

technical dorsum, rachis

2‘players of very high quality who will form the spine of our side’

SYNONYMS

mainstay, backbone, cornerstone, foundation, basis

3‘he has shown a great deal of spine this year’

SYNONYMS

strength of character, strength of will, firmness of purpose, firmness, resolution, resolve, determination, fortitude, mettle, moral fibre, backbone, steel, nerve, spirit, pluck, pluckiness, courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness, valour, manliness

informal guts, grit, spunk

British informal bottle

vulgar slang balls

ANTONYMS

weakness

4‘the spines of a hedgehog’

SYNONYMS

needle, quill, bristle, barb, spike, prickle

thorn

technical spicule, spicula, spiculum, spinule