Thesaurus

scum

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of scum

1 people looked down upon as ignorant and of the lowest class
  • claimed that only scum lived in that part of town

Synonyms for scum

Words Related to scum

Near Antonyms for scum

Antonyms for scum

2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • ignore the heckler—he's complete scum

Synonyms for scum

Words Related to scum

Phrases Synonymous with scum

Near Antonyms for scum

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about scum

Time Traveler for scum

Time Traveler

The first known use of scum was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Scum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scum. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on scum

Dictionary: Definition of scum

Spanish Central: Translation of scum

Nglish: Translation of scum for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of scum for Arabic Speakers

Comments on scum

What made you want to look up scum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!