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soil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of soil

  1. 1 foul matter that mars the purity or cleanliness of something got some sort of soil on my white pants Synonyms of 1soil crud, dirt, grime, gunk, muck, smut, soilWords Related to 1soil scum, sewage, sewerage, slime, sludge, swill; dross, dust [British], garbage, junk, litter, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste; crock [dialect], soot; dinginess, dirtiness, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, nastiness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleannessNear Antonyms of 1soil cleanliness, cleanness

  2. 2 solid matter discharged from an animal's alimentary canal the horse lifted its tail and deposited its soil on the grass Synonyms of 1soil dirt, doo-doo, dung, excrement, excreta, feces, ordure, poop, scat, slops, soil, wasteWords Related to 1soil night soil, stool; dunghill, guano, manure, midden, muck; spoor; sewage, sewerage; coprolite


soil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of soil

  1. 1 the loose surface material in which plants naturally grow bought rich soil to plant flowers in Synonyms of 2soil clod, earth, ground, mold, soilWords Related to 2soil blackland, clay, gault [chiefly British], gley, guck (or gook), gumbo, kaolin, muck, mud; dust, gravel, sand; humus, loam, topsoil; alluvium, colluvium, detritus, loess, marl, sediment, shingle, silt; duff, mull; subsoil, substratum

  2. 2 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air happy to have soil under my feet after that long sea voyage Synonyms of 2soil dirt, dust, ground, land, soil, terra firmaWords Related to 2soil continent, landmass, zone; island, isthmus, mainland, peninsula


soil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of soil

  1. to make dirty oil and grease soiled the mechanic's shirt Synonyms of soil befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, dirty, stain, sullyWords Related to soil contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms of soil decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)Antonyms of soil clean, cleanse



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