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discard

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discard

  1. something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others <toss all of your discards in the garbage> Synonyms cull, reject, rejection, secondRelated Words castaway, throwaway; hand-me-down, white elephant; rubbish, scrap, trash, waste




discard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discard

  1. to get rid of as useless or unwanted <discard an old, torn sweater> Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unload Related Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe out Phrases dispose of, set aside Near Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain





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