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Synonyms for soil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge(noun)

    the state of being covered with unclean things

    land, territory, spot, mark, grunge, filthiness, skank, discolouration, lubricating oil, grease, obscenity, discoloration, brand, foulness, ground, vulgarism, shit, dirty word, grime, stigma, scandal, crap, smear, shite, turd, dirt, smut, filth, malicious gossip, nastiness, smirch, stain, poop, crud, blot

  2. soil, dirt(noun)

    the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

    ground, grease, crap, shit, scandal, filth, territory, malicious gossip, shite, land, stain, grunge, dirt, turd, grime, poop

  3. land, ground, soil(noun)

    material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

    "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

    primer, land, background, body politic, territory, undercoat, terra firma, estate, dry land, reason, country, basis, grease, farming, res publica, acres, solid ground, state, demesne, earth, ground, grime, priming, kingdom, footing, realm, dirt, landed estate, commonwealth, priming coat, nation, filth, grunge, domain, flat coat, stain, primer coat

  4. territory, soil(verb)

    the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state

    "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

    grunge, grease, filth, territory, dirt, territorial dominion, ground, district, stain, land, grime, dominion

  5. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire(verb)

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

    begrime, bemire, dirty, colly, grime


  1. soil(3)

    A wet or marshy place in which a boar or other such game seeks refuge when hunted.

    dirt, besmirch, smirch, dirty

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soil

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soil

    stain, tarnish, begrime, befoul, contaminate

    purify, bleach, cleanse, absterge

Editors Contribution

  1. pedon

    soil is another word for person.pedonlogy is the study of soil so it makes scence

    Submitted by anonymous on December 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soil(v. a.)

    foul, dirty, stain, pollute, sully, tarnish, defile, taint, contaminate, bedaub, begrime, besmear, bespatter, make foul

  2. soil(n.)

    stain, blot, spot, tarnish

  3. soil(n.)

    mould, loam, earth, ground

  4. soil(n.)

    land, country

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soil(n)

    ground, earth, dirt, humus, land, loam, mold, dirt, pollution, defilement, manure, dung, fæces, excrement

  2. soil(v)

    dirty, defile, pollute, besmear, contaminate, taint, besmirch, sully, tarnish, begrime

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    soils, ground, land, sol, floor, earth, territory, sun, mark, terrain, flooring, floors, soil-borne

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How to use soil in a sentence?

  1. Joe Smiley:

    With the geologists, one thing they noticed was how dark the soil looked and saying that shows how saturated it was. And that might be from an old lake bed up there.

  2. Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni:

    The bone, for 18th-century, is in good condition, but the compaction of the soil around the bone has been difficult ... its a hard compacted loam with large pockets of clay.

  3. Benjamin Weiss:

    This may have prevented the surface from being space weathered and the soil becoming rich in solar gases like it is today.

  4. Phin Ziebell:

    There is plenty of downside risk to production, western Australia produced a great crop last year because it had good pre-season rains. If the outlook materializes, all soil moisture will be eradicated.

  5. Myo Myint:

    I heard a loud sound and the ground was shaking, it's not possible to be alive after being hit by rock and soil.

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