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noun as in sediment

noun as in bad person

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All the good stuff—the Oscar bait—comes out in November or December; the dregs are reserved for January and February.

They are not interested in the dregs from my stash of clothes.

Having drunk the Clinton Global Initiative to the dregs, a hopey-changey hangover ensues.

The fish dies and is brought back to life—along with grandpa—with the dregs of a bag of chips.

The royal family, imprisoned in the Tuileries, were each day drinking of the cup of humiliation to its lowest dregs.

Did this little man really know as much as he pretended, or was he merely fumbling around in the dregs of a forgotten past?

They come into power flushed with success, and are themselves the very dregs of radicalism.

My kinsman did not observe the loss, but, once more throwing back his head, drained the remainder to the dregs.

This same bitter cup is filled for your own lips, and you must drink it to the dregs.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dregs, such as: deposits, dirt, lees, residue, settlings, and slag.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.