Synonyms and Antonyms of riffraff
1 discarded or useless material <the sight of piles and piles of riffraff at the town dump was a sobering reminder that we are indeed a society of consumers> Synonyms chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, garbage, 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 people looked down upon as ignorant and of the lowest class <local ordinances that are intended to keep the riffraff out of the town> Synonyms proletariat, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, rabble, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashedRelated Words dregs; commoners, commons, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, populace, public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working classNear Antonyms elect, establishment; gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), nobility, peerageAntonyms A-list, aristocracy, elite, gentry, quality, society, upper class, upper crust
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