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Synonyms for soil

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  1. soil3

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grungenoun

    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, dirtnoun

    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, soilnoun

    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, soilverb

    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, bemireverb

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

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

    begrime, bemire, dirty, colly, grime

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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. soilverb

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

  2. soilnoun

    stain, blot, spot, tarnish

  3. soilnoun

    mould, loam, earth, ground

  4. soilnoun

    land, country

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soilnoun

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

  2. soilverb

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

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How to use soil in a sentence?

  1. Bill Brodhead:

    All houses tend to draw soil gas out of the ground to replace air that escapes out of the top whenever the house is warmer than the outside, which is almost every night year-round.

  2. Timothy McConnochie:

    We have not been able to come up with one process yet that produces the amount of oxygen we need, but we think it has to be something in the surface soil that changes seasonally because there arent enough available oxygen atoms in the atmosphere to create the behavior we see.

  3. Michel Le Pechoux:

    The soil is saturated with rain and the rivers are already swollen, so the emergency is likely to get worse from flooding in the next few days.

  4. Republican Ben Carson:

    President Obama's declaration tonight that his policies are working was strange, strange that it took four days from the attack to respond and even more strange that somehow the attack on our soil is proof his policies are working. One must wonder who has contained who.

  5. Ashwini Bansod:

    The soil moisture level is good due to higher pre-monsoon rains and even during the monsoon, rainfall is expected to be well-distributed across the country.

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