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Synonyms for dunghill

a foul or degraded condition

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a heap of dung or refuse

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Their recoiling was met with his fury: at "You are an alchemist; make gold of that" (112), he reached his hand into the dungheap and smeared their faces with faeces, an outraged Yahoo tearing off the veneer of cultivated refinement.
Don Quixote writes to Sancho, "I will give special thanks to Heaven which raises up the poor from the dungheap.
Their authors have seen him as lofty philosopher or opportunist, as seer or dungheap of prejudices, as wide-eyed revolutionary or dark patron of fascism--as, in any event, a colossus in the world, a figure of immense power and authority, for good or ill.
He's been thrown on the scrapheap - or maybe that should be dungheap.
the Million Mom March has laid off 30 out of 35 staff members and was on the verge of insolvency when the Brady Campaign rescued it from the financial dungheap.
Chris Tarrant was terribly upset and would occasionally invite me back to play this character called Donnie Dungheap.
THE DUKE (carefully): The world is a dungheap and we are maggots that crawl upon it.
Not only does William refer to the Jew as a "son of the dungheap," as he swears, the Jewish convert also adopts language in which he speaks of his own father as a "son of the devil.
Or more graphically, "a sort of dungheap in which the larvae of other people's ideas renew themselves, before sending out copies of themselves in an informational diaspora.
Moreover, life is a product of putrefecation, and it depends on both death and the dungheap.
It's time for the many decent, caring farmers to do something to rescue their industry's image from the dungheap.
On issues of interpretation she is unfailingly temperate and lucid, whether discussing HA's presence as an alleged source for a twelfth-century Occitan chanson de geste or summing up suggestively: 'the secret of the success of the story of Apollonius seems to have lain in its indeterminate genre and lack of explicit motivation or moralization, the variable ratio of dungheap to gold in the adventures of a Tyrian Everyman.
Farmers, after all, have been making compost and using it to improve their soil's fertility ever since some ancient agriculturalist first saw weeds sprouting out of the local dungheap.
To base respect solely on what is earned, rather than to respect people merely because as human beings with thoughts, feelings, and souls they deserve respect, casts many onto the dungheap of capitalism.