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debris

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of debris

  1. 1 discarded or useless material <the unsightly debris left after mining operations had ceased> Synonyms chaff, deadwood, garbage, dreck (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, wasteRelated Words crud, sewage, slop, swill, wash; detritus, remains, rubble, ruins; dump, scrap heap; lumber, odds and ends, trumpery; flotsam, jetsam, wreckage; castoff, cull, discard, hand-me-down, reject, throwaway; nothing, straw, two bitsNear Antonyms catch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage

  2. 2 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed <the demolition workers cleared away all of the debris from the demolished building> Synonyms ashes, remains, detritus, flotsam, residue, rubble, ruins, wreck, wreckageRelated Words jetsam, leavings, remnant; chaff, deadwood, dross, dust, garbage, junk, litter, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste




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