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Synonyms for rust
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rust(noun)

    a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture

    Synonyms:
    rust fungus, rusting

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  2. rust(noun)

    a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

    Synonyms:
    rust fungus, rusting

    Antonyms:
    achromatic, neutral

  3. rust, rusting(noun)

    the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

    Synonyms:
    rust fungus, rusting

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  4. rust, rust fungus(adj)

    any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants

    Synonyms:
    rust fungus, rusting

    Antonyms:
    achromatic, neutral

  5. rust, rusty, rust-brown(verb)

    of the brown color of rust

    Synonyms:
    hoary, rusty, out of practice(p), rust-brown

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  6. corrode, rust(verb)

    become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

    "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"

    Synonyms:
    corrode, eat

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  7. corrode, eat, rust(verb)

    cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

    "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, wipe out, deplete, use up, eat, feed, corrode, consume, exhaust, run through, eat on

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  8. rust(verb)

    become coated with oxide

    Synonyms:
    corrode, eat

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

Wiktionary

  1. rust(verb)

    Synonyms:
    corrode, oxidize, oxidise

  2. rust(verb)

    to oxidize, especially of iron or steel.

    The patio furniture had rusted in the wind-driven spray.

    Synonyms:
    oxidize, corrode, oxidise

  3. rust(verb)

    to cause to oxidize.

    The wind-driven spray had thoroughly rusted the patio furniture.

    Synonyms:
    oxidise, corrode, oxidize

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rust(n)

    Synonyms:
    corrosion, crust, dross, indolence, inactivity, decay, canker, inaction

    Antonyms:
    polish, attrition, use, action, operation, activity, exercise, industry

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rust(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hydrated peroxide of iron

  2. rust(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mildew, blight, must, mustiness, mould, smut

  3. rust(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    gather rust, become rusty, be oxidized

  4. rust(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decay, degenerate, grow dull, become sluggish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rust(n)

    Synonyms:
    corrosion, ærugo, verdigris, mildew, blight, mould, pating

  2. rust(v)

    Synonyms:
    corrode, degenerate (in idleness), decline

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    oxide, rusting, oxidation, rot, anti-rust

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How to use rust in a sentence?

  1. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses (poem):

    How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!

  2. Khris Middleton:

    We came out and competed from the beginning of the game until the end, we had a little rust the first game, and this game we knew we wanted to come out with a full force and a fast pace.

  3. Bishop Richard Cumberland:

    It is better to wear out than to rust out.

  4. Craig Holt:

    Given what's going on in Central America with leaf rust and the drought in Brazil, you want to look at other options.

  5. South:

    Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.


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