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  • nounsuperficial impurities, dirt
  • nounpeople who are bad, despicable

synonyms for scum

  • froth
  • algae
  • crust
  • dross
  • film
  • residue
  • scruff
  • spume
  • waste
  • curs
  • dregs
  • rabble
  • riffraff
  • rubbish
  • trash
  • vermin
  • lowest
  • scum of the earth
  • great unwashed

antonyms for scum

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  • cleanliness
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    How to use scum in a sentence

    Biofilms form dental plaque and pond scum, but they can also create beautiful, tie-dye formations and protect shipwrecks from deteriorating.
    TURNS OUT KOMBUCHA SCOBYS COULD MAKE GOOD WATER FILTERSMAGGIE GALLOWAYJANUARY 26, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Some common types are pond scum and even dental plaque, and biofilm can even preserve shipwrecks by coating the metal exterior and preventing corrosion.
    THESE SOPHISTICATED BACTERIA COMMUNITIES ASSEMBLE IN TIE-DYE FORMATIONMAGGIE GALLOWAYJANUARY 11, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
    These freshwater blooms may look like scum, foam, mats or even paint floating atop the water.
    POND SCUM CAN RELEASE A PARALYZING POLLUTANT INTO THE AIRTRACY VONDER BRINKJUNE 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    On Earth, such sediments have preserved evidence of ancient life in the form of fossilized mats of microscopic pond scum called stromatolites.
    NASA ROVER PERSEVERANCE LANDS ON MARS IN MISSION TO SEARCH FOR PAST LIFEJOEL ACHENBACH, SARAH KAPLAN, BEN GUARINOFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Intensely satisfying to use, these bad boys easily bust through even the grimiest, most built-up of messes—the soap scum on tubs, fat caked grill tops, and, of course, the toughest grout stains.
    GROUT SCRUB BRUSHES THAT TACKLE EVEN THE TOUGHEST STAINSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Scum it off with your spoon, and lay it in anotherPage 117 dish.
    THE CLOSET OF SIR KENELM DIGBY KNIGHT OPENEDKENELM DIGBY
    The home missions class furnished the inspiration for it, and called it "Scum o' the Earth," an impromptu immigration pageant.
    JOHN WESLEY, JR.DAN B. BRUMMITT
    Let all this boil together a full hour, and keep it constantly skimmed, as long as any Scum will rise upon it.
    THE CLOSET OF SIR KENELM DIGBY KNIGHT OPENEDKENELM DIGBY
    Scum like you has ter come ter the mark sooner or later, and come yer have.
    INDIAN AND SCOUTF. S. BRERETON
    On Scum exist the lowest conditions of life found in any stellar world.
    LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDSWILLIAM SHULER HARRIS
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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