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

synonyms for scum

  • froth
  • algae
  • crust
  • dross
  • film
  • residue
  • scruff
  • spume
  • waste
  • proletariat
  • vermin
  • riffraff
  • dregs
  • mass
  • rubbish
  • rabble
  • mob
  • trash
  • lowest
  • unwashed
  • curs
  • scum of the earth
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antonyms for scum

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  • cleanliness
  • sense
  • possessions
  • cleanliness
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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
It was a fatal day for Scum when its mad inhabitants blew out the last of the candles that had promised to give them light.
LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDSWILLIAM SHULER HARRIS
The inhabitants of Scum are divided into many warring tribes, and it is fearful to see the conflicts that take place.
LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDSWILLIAM SHULER HARRIS
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