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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
trash (noun)
1.
something worth little or nothing as
a) - junk rubbish
b) (1) empty talk - nonsense
(2) inferior or worthless writing or artistic matter (as a television show) , especially such matter intended purely for sensational entertainment
(3) - trash talk
2.
something in a crumbled or broken condition or mass , especially debris from pruning or processing plant material
3.
a worthless person , also such persons as a group - riffraff
trash (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- throw away standards of reality and truth were trashed Edwin Diamond
2.
- vandalize destroy
3.
- attack assault
4.
- spoil ruin trashing the environment
5.
intransitive verb
to subject to criticism or invective , especially to disparage strongly - a film trashed by the critics to trash something or someone
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
trash (noun)
1.
discarded or useless material
SYNONIMS:
chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck ( drek), dross, dust, effluvium ( effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, waste
RELATED 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 bits
NEAR ANTONYMS:
catch, gem, goody ( goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage
trash (noun)
2.
language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense
SYNONIMS:
applesauce, balderdash, baloney ( boloney), beans, bilge, blah ( blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull, bunk, bunkum ( buncombe), claptrap, codswallop, crapola, crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel, flapdoodle, folderol ( falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers, humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey ( malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts, nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle ( tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle
RELATED WORDS:
absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole ( rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocus
NEAR ANTONYMS:
levelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment ( judgement), wisdom
trash (noun)
3.
people looked down upon as ignorant and of the lowest class
SYNONIMS:
proletariat, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail ( tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed
RELATED WORDS:
dregs; commoners, commons, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, populace, public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working class
NEAR ANTONYMS:
elect, establishment; gentlefolk ( gentlefolks), nobility, peerage
A-list, aristocracy, elite, gentry, quality, society, upper class, upper crust
trash (noun)
4.
that which is of low quality or worth
SYNONIMS:
cheese, crapola, dreck ( 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
trash (verb)
1.
to criticize harshly and usually publicly
SYNONIMS:
abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste ( lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperate
RELATED WORDS:
berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise
trash (verb)
2.
to deliberately cause the damage or destruction of another's property
SYNONIMS:
deface, trash
RELATED WORDS:
desecrate, violate; graffiti, tag; bang up, break, damage, harm, hurt, impair, mar, shatter, spoil; annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage, raven, raze, ruin, scourge, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wrack, wreck; sabotage; depredate, despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, ransack, sack, spoliate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conserve, preserve, protect, save; salvage; build, rebuild
trash (verb)
3.
to express scornfully one's low opinion of
SYNONIMS:
bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis ( diss), discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off
RELATED WORDS:
discommend; abuse, scold; disapprove (of), dislike; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate; asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify; discredit, disgrace
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, countenance, endorse ( indorse), favor, recommend, sanction; commend, compliment, eulogize
acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol ( extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
trash (verb)
4.
to take sudden, violent action against
SYNONIMS:
assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on upon), raid, rush, set on, sic ( sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)
RELATED WORDS:
bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise ( surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flank
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield
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