Synonyms and Antonyms of dross
discarded or useless material get rid of the dross before closing up the shop Synonyms of dross chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck (also drek), garbage, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, wasteWords Related to dross 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 of dross catch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage
dross was our Word of the Day on 01/07/2016. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dross? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).