Synonyms of spot in English:

spot


See definition of spot

noun

1‘the dog was white with black spots’

SYNONYMS

mark, patch, pop, dot, speck, speckle, fleck, smudge, smear, stain, blotch, blot, splash, daub

technical petechia

informal splotch, splosh, splodge

rare macule, macula

2‘this cream will improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, and uneven skin tone’

SYNONYMS

discoloration

freckle

liver spot, age spot, mole

birthmark, port wine stain, strawberry mark

technical naevus

3‘he had an angry spot on the side of his nose’

SYNONYMS

pimple, pustule, blemish, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, wen, sty

pock, pockmark

acne, rash

Scottish plook

technical comedo

informal zit, whitehead

North American informal hickey

rare papule, bleb, whelk, blain

4‘there are miles of footpaths and plenty of secluded spots’

SYNONYMS

place, location, site, position, point, situation, scene, setting, locale, locality, area, neighbourhood, region

venue

technical locus

5‘social policy has a regular spot on the agenda’

SYNONYMS

position, place, niche, slot, space

informal window

6‘would you like a spot of brandy?’

SYNONYMS

bit, little, some, small amount, morsel, modicum, bite

drop, splash

smidgen, smidge, tad

Scottish scoosh

7‘you're in a tight spot’

SYNONYMS

difficult situation, awkward situation, tricky situation, predicament, mess, difficulty, trouble, plight, corner, quandary, dilemma

fix, jam, hole, sticky situation, pickle, scrape, fine kettle of fish, pretty kettle of fish, hot water, how-do-you-do


verb

1‘she spotted Iris hovering by the door’

SYNONYMS

notice, see, observe, discern, detect, perceive, make out, pick out, distinguish, recognize, identify, locate

catch sight of, glimpse, sight

mark, remark

British informal clock

literary descry, espy

2‘her clothes were spotted with grease’

SYNONYMS

stain, mark, fleck, speckle, blotch, mottle, smudge, streak, splash, spatter, bespatter

dirty, soil

informal splotch, splosh, splodge

literary besmirch, smirch

3‘his soul was spotted with sin’

SYNONYMS

sully, stain, tarnish, blacken, taint, blemish

4‘it was still spotting with rain’

SYNONYMS

rain lightly, drizzle

British spit

Northern English mizzle

North American sprinkle


Phrases

    on the spot

      ‘any official found to be involved in such incidents will be sacked on the spot’

      SYNONYMS

      immediately, there and then, then and there, straight away, right away, forthwith, instantly, summarily, without delay, without hesitation, at once, that instant, directly

      outright

      North American

      in short order

      archaic

      straight, straightway, instanter, forthright