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discarded

[ verb dih-skahrd; noun dis-kahrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF discarded

Synonyms for discarded

  • damaged
  • abandoned
  • deserted
  • discontinued
  • forsaken
  • junked
  • neglected
  • outmoded
  • repudiated
  • scrapped
  • shelved
  • castaway
  • castoff
  • done with
  • obsolete
  • out-of-date
  • run-down
  • thrown away
  • thrown out
  • useless
  • worn-out
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Antonyms for discarded

  • cherished
  • kept
  • up-to-date
  • worthwhile
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCARDED

He had discarded his hat, and lay back on his elbows, ostensibly to look at the moon.

If the diseased corpuscles are found, the eggs are discarded.

He discarded the older notions of heat as a substance, and accepted it as a form of energy.

He had discarded the dressing-gown and was now in evening dress.

The patients were incensed, and almost all of them discarded him.

The discarded daughter always has a right to that, you know.

He wears sandals and has discarded the abomination of starched linen.

A robe is worn continually, worn out in the run, and discarded.

Like the Cynics, again, he discarded knowledge in any higher sense than perception.

But now he has attained to a clearer point of view: he has discarded these fancies.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, literally "to throw a card away," from dis- "away" + card (n.). Figurative use (in a non-gaming sense) is first recorded 1580s. In the card-playing sense, decard is attested by 1550s. Related: Discarded; discarding. As a noun, from 1742.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISCARDED

abandoned

adjectiveleft alone, deserted

dropped

adjectivediscontinued
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