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dust

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dust

  1. 1 discarded or useless material the piles of dust that future archaeologists will sift through for insights into our civilization Synonyms of dust chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck (also drek), dross, garbage, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, wasteWords Related to dust 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 dust catch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage

  2. 2 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air laid him out in the dust with one blow to the head Synonyms of dust dirt, earth, ground, land, soil, terra firmaWords Related to dust continent, landmass, zone; island, isthmus, mainland, peninsula


dust

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dust

  1. to defeat by a large margin the inexperienced sprinter somehow dusted the field of veterans Synonyms of dust annihilate, blow away, bomb, bury, clobber, cream, drub, whip, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupWords Related to dust sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter



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