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Synonyms for scab

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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 for "scab":

    gale, ringworm, crust, yellow, traitor, gall

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  1. 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 ?

  2. 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.

  3. Tom Colbert:

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

  4. Jack London:

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

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