English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'detritus'

(noun) 
Definition
debris
burnt-out buildings, littered with the detritus of war
Synonyms
debris
Seven vehicles were damaged by flying debris.
, ,
waste
This country produces 10 million tonnes of toxic waste every year.
,
rubbish
unwanted household rubbish
,
fragments
,
litter
If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of litter
Definition
small items of rubbish carelessly dropped in public places
If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up.
Synonyms
fragments,
shreds,
garbage (US),
grot (slang)
in the sense of rubbish
Definition
anything worthless or of poor quality
unwanted household rubbish
Synonyms
junk (informal),
crap (slang),
garbage (US),
lumber (British),
offal,
flotsam and jetsam,
grot (slang),
dreck (slang, US),
offscourings
in the sense of waste
Definition
rubbish
This country produces 10 million tonnes of toxic waste every year.
Synonyms
sweepings,
trash (US, Canadian),
leftovers,
offal,
offscourings

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