Definition of Scummy

1. Adjective. Of the most contemptible kind. "A scurvy trick"

Exact synonyms: Abject, Low, Low-down, Miserable, Scurvy
Similar to: Contemptible



2. Adjective. Covered with scum. "The scummy surface of the polluted pond"
Similar to: Dirty, Soiled, Unclean
Derivative terms: Scum

Definition of Scummy

1. a. Covered with scum; of the nature of scum.

Definition of Scummy

1. Adjective. Covered in scum. ¹

2. Adjective. (slang) sleazy, worthless, no good ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scummy

1. covered with scum [adj -MIER, -MIEST] : SCUMMILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scummy

scumbria
scumbucket
scumbuckets
scumfish
scumless
scumlike
scummed
scummers
scummier
scummiest
scummily
scumminess
scumming
scummings
scummy (current term)
scums
scumsucker
scumsuckers
scumsucking
scumware
scuncheon
scuncheons
scundered
scunge
scunged
scunges
scungier
scungiest
scungilli

Literary usage of Scummy

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1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He dropped his boxers and stripped off his T-shirt and climbed into the tub, sloshing gallons of water over the scummy tile floor. When I was two years old, ..."

2. Jehovah Himself Has Become King by Robert King (2005)
""I SHALL SMELT AWAY YOUR scummy DROSS" What does the verse mean that ... That material was then skimmed off as scummy dross— leaving behind refined silver. ..."

3. Tea-blending as a Fine Art by Joseph M. Walsh (1896)
"... particularly if colored or with scummy infusion. While the Japan Tea Standards represent about two grades above the lowest quality heretofore admitted, ..."

4. All Adventure: She Who Must Be Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
"Now that the sun was getting high it drew thin, sickly looking clouds of poisonous vapor from the surface of the marsh and from the scummy pools ..."

5. One of Ours by Willa Cather (1922)
"... morning to find a hole not too scummy, conveniently, and even picturesquely situated, and had reported it to the Lieutenants. Captain Maxey, Hicks said, ..."

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