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remainder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of remainder

  1. 1 a remaining group or portion <the remainder of the pills were saved in case they were needed later> Synonyms balance, leavings, leftovers, odds and ends, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest Related Words fragment, scrap, vestige; butt, oddment, scraping(s), stub, stump; excess, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus Near Antonyms body, bulk, main, mass, most, weight

  2. 2 an unused or unwanted piece or item typically of small size or value <the remainder of the dough can be used to make a tartlet> Synonyms end, fag end, leftover, oddment, {h,1}scrap, remnant, stubRelated Words leavings, odds and ends, pickings, refuse, remains, residual, residue, scraping(s), stump, vestige; balance, rest; chip, flake, fragment, piece, sliver, splinter; ribbon(s), shred, tatterNear Antonyms whole





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