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remains

noun plural

Synonyms and Antonyms of remains

  1. 1 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed the remains of the house ripped apart by the tornado littered the block for weeks afterward Synonyms ashes, debris, detritus, flotsam, residue, rubble, ruins, wreck, wreckage Related Words jetsam, leavings, remnant; chaff, deadwood, dross, dust, garbage, junk, litter, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste

  2. 2 a dead body archaeologists discovered the remains of an Incan woman and carefully excavated her burial site, which promised to yield important clues about her status Synonyms bones, cadaver, carcass, corpus, corse [archaic], relics, corpse, stiffRelated Words mummy; carnage, carrion; ashes; deceased, decedent

  3. 3 a remaining group or portion gathered up the remains of the buffet and delivered them to a local homeless shelter Synonyms balance, leavings, leftovers, odds and ends, remainder, remnant, residue, residuum, restRelated Words fragment, scrap, vestige; butt, oddment, scraping(s), stub, stump; excess, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms body, bulk, main, mass, most, weight


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