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  • nounwaste
  • verbjoke, ridicule

synonyms for chaff

  • crust
  • debris
  • dregs
  • pod
  • refuse
  • remains
  • rubbish
  • shard
  • shell
  • trash
See also synonyms for: chaffed
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antonyms for chaff

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  • assets
  • possessions
  • property
  • sense
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How to use chaff in a sentence

The wheat from the chaff will get separated very, very quickly here.
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You’re trying to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.
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There is good free content on YouTube—including on Perrigo’s or Albrecht’s feeds—but you have to sift through a lot of chaff.
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If Apple follows through, iOS14 will be a test of marketers’ and advertisers’ mettle, and will likely separate the wheat from the chaff.
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Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Though the amount played for is serious, a good deal of rather bald conversation and chaff goes on.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Don't chaff, Shirtings; you're a very good fellow, you know, but I'm not in a laughing humour.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I'm told that the old men when they were together would chaff each other about their children.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
The soft easy chaff bed gave her more of rest and satisfaction than if it had been eiderdown.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Over the good things at our corner table we did a little threshing on our own account—and got a lot more chaff and no grain.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
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WORDS RELATED TO CHAFF

  • chaff
  • deride
  • fool
  • fun
  • jeer
  • jest
  • jive
  • joke
  • josh
  • kid
  • make fun of
  • mock
  • rag
  • razz
  • rib
  • ridicule
  • satirize
  • taunt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.