Meaning of leavings in English:


Pronunciation /ˈliːvɪŋz/

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plural noun

  • Things that have been left as worthless.

    ‘she dropped her lunch leavings into a bin’
    • ‘This concern cannot be a matter of a mere trickle down by which the weak live on the leavings of the powerful, but must be aimed directly at enabling the weak to share in the goods of life.’
    • ‘It would be an interesting exercise to create an index of all of the ‘digital leavings’ of those who have left us, as a sort of memorial and electronic mausoleum.’
    • ‘When questioned, he said that he was just eating up the leavings.’
    residue, remainder, remains, remnants, leftovers, scrapings, scraps, oddments, odds and ends, fragments, cast-offs, excess, surplus, rejects, junk, waste, dregs, refuse, litter, debris, sweepings, detritus, lees
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