What are some alternative words for scab?

Synonyms for scab

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term scab.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat(noun)

    someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

    betrayer, git, puke, rotter, dirty dog, strikebreaker, stinker, informer, squealer, skunk, scum bag, bum, lowlife, rat, so-and-so, stinkpot, blackleg, crumb, blabber

  2. scab(verb)

    the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion

    rat, blackleg, strikebreaker

  3. scab(verb)

    form a scab

    "the wounds will eventually scab"

    blackleg, fink, rat

  4. fink, scab, rat, blackleg(verb)

    take the place of work of someone on strike

    give away, snitch, tell on, confess, fink, rat, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, squeal, grass, stag


  1. scab(noun)

    A worker who acts against trade union policies, especially a strikebreaker.

    blackleg, knobstick

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scab(n)

    eschar, incrustation, mange

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gale, ringworm, crust, yellow, traitor, gall

How to pronounce scab?

US English

How to say scab in sign language?

  1. scab

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use scab in a sentence?

  1. Doug Heye:

    It picks at what's been a very, very bad scab for Republicans for a long time, i think the party if they nominate him will be committing an abortion on itself.

  2. Tom Colbert:

    This has been a scab on the side of the FBI for years.

  3. Anonymous:

    Time heals all wounds”, isn't that what we've always been told? But, what about the scar a wound leaves behind? What will heal that? Of course medically speaking plastic surgery can erase even the mightiest of scars but in metaphoric terms: if a sad and depressing incident then the scab/scar left behind would be a memory of it and nothing can wipe out memories(or at least not something I know of, except for a severe head injury). Then again we perhaps may forget about it momentarily or for a while, but, eventually the memories will resurface, in dreams or because of a sudden flashback...so, in reality does time actually heal wounds ?

  4. Jack London:

    The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.

Translations for scab

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for scab »


Find a translation for the scab synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of scab

  1. scab

Discuss these scab synonyms with the community:


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"scab." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 4 Jul 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/scab>.

Are we missing a good synonym for scab?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for scab:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.