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discard

Synonyms and Antonyms of discard

something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others

  • toss all of your discards in the garbage
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discard

Synonyms and Antonyms of discard

to get rid of as useless or unwanted

  • discard an old, torn sweater
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Phrases Synonymous with discard

dispose of, set aside

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Synonym Discussion of discard

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system


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