Synonyms of dregs in English:


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plural noun

1‘the dregs from a bottle of wine’

sediment, deposit, residue, remains, accumulation
slops, sludge
scum, debris, dross, detritus, refuse
lees, grounds, scourings
technical precipitate, sublimate, residuum, settlings, alluvium
literary draff
archaic grouts

2‘the dregs of humanity’

scum, refuse
rabble, vermin
down-and-outs, good-for-nothings, outcasts, deadbeats, tramps, vagrants
the underclass, the untouchables, the lowest of the low, the great unwashed, the hoi polloi, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the canaille
informal riff-raff, Z-list, trash, dossers