Synonyms and Antonyms of residue

  1. 1 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed the detective noticed an ashy residue in the sink and deduced that a piece of paper had been burned there Synonyms ashes, debris, detritus, flotsam, remains, rubble, ruins, wreck, wreckageRelated Words jetsam, leavings, remnant; chaff, deadwood, dross, dust, garbage, junk, litter, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste

  2. 2 a remaining group or portion the residue of our Thanksgiving feast consisted of a denuded turkey carcass and a couple rolls Synonyms balance, leavings, leftovers, odds and ends, remains, remnant, remainder, 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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