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English adjective: throwaway

1. throwaway thrown away


SamplesWearing someone's cast-off clothes.
Throwaway children living on the streets.
Salvaged some thrown-away furniture.


Synonymscast-off, discarded, thrown-away


Similarunwanted


Antonymswanted

2. throwaway intended to be thrown away after use


SamplesThrowaway diapers.


Similardisposable


Antonymsnondisposable


English noun: throwaway

1. throwaway (person) (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets


Synonymsgamin, street arab


Broader (hypernym)guttersnipe, street urchin


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

2. throwaway (communication) an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution


SamplesHe mailed the circular to all subscribers.


Synonymsbill, broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill


Broader (hypernym)ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing


Narrower (hyponym)stuffer

3. throwaway (communication) words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis


Broader (hypernym)actor's line, speech, words









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