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junk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of junk

  1. 1 that which is of low quality or worth <couldn't believe that such junk was chosen to be read for the book club> <my car is junk—it spends more time in the shop than on the road> Synonyms cheese, crapola [slang], dreck (also drek), muck, rubbish, sleaze, slop, slush, trash, tripe Related Words camp, kitsch; claptrap, humbug, nonsense; bomb, clinker, clunker, dud, lemon, stinker, turkey; mess, muddle, shambles

  2. 2 discarded or useless material <junk on the side of the road waiting for the trash collection> Synonyms chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), garbage, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, wasteRelated Words 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 catch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage


junk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of junk

  1. to get rid of as useless or unwanted <we'll have to junk this old car> Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, discard, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain


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