Synonyms of 'litter'
small items of rubbish carelessly dropped in public placesIf you see litter in the corridor, pick it up.
unwanted household rubbish
a weekly collection of refuse
This country produces 10 million tonnes of toxic waste every year.
What are you going to do with all that junk?
Seven vehicles were damaged by flying debris.
garbage mainly US),
rotting piles of garbage
The yards are overgrown and cluttered with trash.
burnt-out buildings, littered with the detritus of war
a disordered or untidy collection of objectsHe pushed aside the litter of books.
a meaningless jumble of words
Linda can't stand mess.
The emergency room was in disorder.
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
I was thinking what a tangle we had got ourselves into.
My thoughts are all in a muddle.
She preferred her work area to be free of clutter.
He found the room in disarray.
a group of animals produced at one birtha litter of puppies
The last brood of the pair was hatched.
His family are completely behind him, whatever he decides.
The hen may not be able to feed its young.
Characteristics are often passed from parents to offspring.
They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
straw or hay used as bedding for animalsThe birds scratch through leaf litter on the forest floor.
to strew with litterGlass from broken bottles litters the pavement.
to scatter or be scattered in an untidy fashionConcrete holiday resorts are littered across the mountainside.
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in the sense of confusion
disorderThe rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
in the sense of debris
fragments of something destroyedSeven vehicles were damaged by flying debris.
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