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Synonyms for scum
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trash, scum(noun)

    worthless people

    Synonyms:
    trash, methamphetamine hydrochloride, glass, codswallop, ice, rubbish, wish-wash, deoxyephedrine, applesauce, folderol, shabu, chicken feed, chalk, trumpery, scrap, meth, methamphetamine, crank, tripe

  2. scum(verb)

    a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid

    Synonyms:
    trash

  3. scum(verb)

    remove the scum from

Wiktionary

  1. scum(noun)

    To remove the layer of scum from (a liquid etc.).

    Synonyms:
    cinder, dross, scoriae, impurity, slag

  2. scum(noun)

    Synonyms:
    bastard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scum(n.)

    Synonyms:
    froth, dross, refuse, scoria, recrement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scum(n)

    Synonyms:
    dross, recrement, refuse, waste, froth

  2. scum(v)

    Synonyms:
    despumate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scumbag, garbage, vermin, rabble, trash, shitheel, froth, scoundrel, foam, scrap, bastard, gangsta, banger, rot

How to pronounce scum?

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How to use scum in a sentence?

  1. Lilly Tomlin, as Ernestine the Operator:

    The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year --- everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth.

  2. Godfather, The:

    Don Corleone What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.

  4. The Haberturk newspaper:

    Scum Launch attack in Ankara, the goal is to divide the nation.

  5. John Henry Browne:

    People wonder why you could represent the scum of the earth, but people don’t understand that if it wasn’t for us, we really wouldn’t have a free society…But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Someone asked me if I came back in another lifetime, would I want to do it again. My answer was no. I would love somebody else to do what I do… But I wouldn’t want it to be me. I’ve paid my dues.


Translations for scum

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • AbschaumGerman
  • κάθαρμα, απόβλητο, απόβρασμαGreek
  • escoria, canallaSpanish
  • pohjasakka, pintaliete, kuona, roskaväki, leväpuuroFinnish
  • skúmFaroese
  • salaud, crasse, couche, ordure, mousse, écume, racailleFrench
  • scoriaItalian
  • あきますJapanese
  • tuigDutch
  • escóriaPortuguese
  • шваль, пена, отродье, негодяй, шантропа, сброд, нечистоты, сволочь, подлец, шушера, нечисть, накипь, отребьеRussian
  • తెట్టుTelugu
  • cặn bãVietnamese
  • schomeWalloon

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