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See definition of castoff on Dictionary.com
  • as incast-off
  • as indereliction
  • as indesertion
  • as inscrap

synonyms for castoff

  • discarded
  • deserted
  • forsaken
  • left behind
  • old
  • thrown away
  • thrown out
See also synonyms for: castoffs
  • betrayal
  • abrogation
  • apostasy
  • avoidance
  • backsliding
  • departure
  • derelict
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • disavowal
  • divorce
  • elusion
  • escape
  • evasion
  • falseness
  • flight
  • forsaking
  • leaving
  • perfidy
  • rejection
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • retreat
  • secession
  • tergiversation
  • treachery
  • truancy
  • withdrawal
  • defecting
  • departing
  • disavowing
  • falling away
  • going back on
  • marooning
  • recreancy
  • running out on
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How to use castoff in a sentence

He found a castoff military uniform, he said, to use as a disguise when he walked the streets.
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Controversially, some hikers even live out of these boxes, eating and using others’ castoffs in an effort to save cash.
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I spent several days with his team at Nevada two years ago and came away amazed at the culture of a group of players outsiders would have considered castoffs.
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That creates a tough task for Kansas City’s battered offensive line, which is littered with backups and castoffs.
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People nurtured their starters as if they were particularly needy children, traded recipes for their castoff dough, and photographed the pillowy interiors and artfully slashed crusts like proud parents.
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A player comes on under the shadow, made up in the castoff mail of a court buck, a wellset man with a bass voice.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
The child pointed to what appeared to be some ragged, castoff clothes left in the hole by the late occupant.
SELECTED STORIESBRET HARTE
Behold him, beneath the mass of stale and putrid slime, a castoff, friendless and penniless vagabond.
TREADING THE NARROW WAYR. E. BARRETT
Doubtless she would hail his wish—half a reform in itself—to castoff the outward signs of an accepted degradation.
WHAT WILL HE DO WITH IT, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
So he picked up some castoff feathers of the Peacocks and stuck them among his own black plumes.
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WORDS RELATED TO CASTOFF

  • abrogation
  • apostasy
  • avoidance
  • backsliding
  • betrayal
  • castoff
  • defecting
  • departing
  • departure
  • derelict
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • disavowal
  • disavowing
  • divorce
  • elusion
  • escape
  • evasion
  • falling away
  • falseness
  • flight
  • forsaking
  • going back on
  • leaving
  • marooning
  • perfidy
  • recreancy
  • rejection
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • retreat
  • running out on
  • secession
  • tergiversation
  • treachery
  • truancy
  • withdrawal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.