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sludge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sludge

  1. 1 soft wet earth <after a day of heavy rain, the fairgrounds had turned into pure sludge> Synonyms guck (or gook), mire, muck, ooze, slime, slop, mud, slushRelated Words gumbo, silt; clay, dirt, gravel, humus, loam, sand, soil

  2. 2 something (as a work of literature or music) that is too sentimental <I can't bring myself to read that sludge> Synonyms goo, mush, schmaltz (also schmalz), corn, slush, soap opera, sorghumRelated Words claptrap, drivel, rubbish, tripe




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