Thesaurus

deadwood

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of deadwood

discarded or useless material
  • much of the material in the file cabinets is just deadwood

Synonyms for deadwood

Words Related to deadwood

Near Antonyms for deadwood

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about deadwood

Time Traveler for deadwood

Time Traveler

The first known use of deadwood was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Deadwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deadwood. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on deadwood

Dictionary: Definition of deadwood

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with deadwood

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about deadwood

Comments on deadwood

What made you want to look up deadwood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!