dregs

Part of speech: noun

Dregginess.

Part of speech: noun

Sediment; lees; refuse.

Part of speech: adjective

Dreggish.

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Usage examples "dregs":

  1. It is only the dregs of humanity that remain in such quarters. - "Prisoners of Poverty Abroad", Helen Campbell.
  2. When there is no wine in the cup, but only dregs that are bitter, I laugh to see it at his lips. - "Audrey", Mary Johnston.
  3. The bull- fighter of to- day is by no means drawn from the dregs of the people; there is, at any rate, one instance of a man of good birth and education attaining celebrity as a professional torero. - "Spanish Life in Town and Country", L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street.