Synonyms of scum in English:


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See UK English definition of scum

See Spanish definition of escoria


1‘it is important that the scum on the surface is not disturbed’

film, layer, covering, froth, foam, suds, dross, dirt

2‘the glorious traditions of the Service meant nothing to scum like that’

despicable people, despicable person, rabble, riff-raff, refuse, garbage, trash, vermin, good-for-nothing, good-for-nothings, undesirable, undesirables, the lowest of the low, the dregs of society
British trog, trogs
informal dirt, dirty dog, dirty dogs, rat, rats, louse, louses, toad, toads, worm, worms, scumbag, scumbags, crud, cruds, cur, curs, no-good, no-goods
North American informal pond scum, scuzzball, scuzzballs, sleazeball, sleazeballs
archaic dastard, dastards