1. [syn: cast-off(a), discarded, throwaway(a), thrown-away(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Discard \Dis*card"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discarded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Discarding.]
1. (Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous
cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to
dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to
discharge; to turn away.
They blame the favorites, and think it nothing
extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to
discard them. --Swift.
3. To put or thrust away; to reject.
A man discards the follies of boyhood. --I. Taylor.
Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes";
"throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged
some thrown-away furniture" [syn: cast-off(a),
discarded, throwaway(a), thrown-away(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "discarded":
abandoned, belied, cast-off, castaway, confounded, confuted,
contemned, declined, declined with thanks, deflated, denied,
derelict, deserted, despised, disapproved, discounted, discredited,
disdained, dismissed, disowned, disproved, disputed, disused,
excepted, excluded, exploded, exposed, forsaken, forsworn, ignored,
impugned, invalidated, jettisoned, left, marooned, negated,
negatived, not considered, overthrown, overturned, punctured,
rebuffed, refused, refuted, rejected, renounced, repudiated,
repulsed, scouted, shown up, spurned, upset