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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dust

    Body denotes the entire physical structure, considered as a whole, of man or animal; form looks upon it as a thing of shape and outline, perhaps of beauty; frame regards it as supported by its bony framework; system views it as an assemblage of many related and harmonious organs. Body, form, frame, and system may be either dead or living; clay and dust are sometimes so used in religious or poetic style, tho ordinarily these words are used only of the dead. Corpse and remains are used only of the dead. Corpse is the plain technical word for a dead body still retaining its unity; remains may be used after any lapse of time; the latter is also the more refined and less ghastly term; as, friends are invited to view the remains. Carcass applies only to the body of an animal, or of a human being regarded with contempt and loathing. Compare COMPANY.

    ashes, body, carcass, clay, corpse, form, frame, remains, system, trunk

    intellect, intelligence, mind, soul, spirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dustnoun

    fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

    "the furniture was covered with dust"

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  2. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritusnoun

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  3. dustverb

    free microscopic particles of solid material

    "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  4. dustverb

    remove the dust from

    "dust the cabinets"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  5. dustverb

    rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

    "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  6. dustverb

    cover with a light dusting of a substance

    "dust the bread with flour"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  7. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseverb

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, diffuse, broadcast, disseminate, constellate, sparge, propagate, scatter, pitter-patter, splosh, circularize, break up, patter, spatter, dispel, circulate, disperse, stud, splash, distribute, besprinkle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dustnoun

    powder, detritus, stive (in flour mills)

    Associated words:
    pulverizable, pulverable, pulverulence, pulverize, pulverization

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dust":

    powder, dirt, dusty, speck, mah, ash, stardust, sandstorm, boot, smudge


  1. List of known nicknames for "DUST":

    DJ Dust

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How to use dust in a sentence?

  1. Ji Cheol-ho:

    From the moment we woke up, we had to think about how much rice was left in our jar and how much firewood we had, we don't die right away from eating dust, but we do if we don't eat food.

  2. Gary Morgenthaler:

    Apple is in the hunt, working hard on this, they are maybe a step behind Google, but I would say they are close enough that Google is not going to leave them in the dust.

  3. Professor Lattanzio:

    The modern version of panspermia got a major boost when Australian astronomers Dayal Wickramasinghe and David Allen measured the way light was absorbed by interstellar dust, hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe (Dayal’s brother) showed that this was matched almost perfectly by desiccated E. coli bacteria. This was unexpected, of course.

  4. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    We won't be able to deal with this subject by always brushing the dust under the rug, at some point the dust gets thicker than the rug.

  5. Julia Brody:

    One great way to reduce Laura Vandenberg own breast cancer risk is to stay physically active, in addition, women can minimize their exposures to a range of chemicals that are hormone disruptors or carcinogens by keeping house dust levels low and choosing products with safer ingredients.

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