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Synonyms for scummy

of the most contemptible kind

covered with scum

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Times are hard, but it seems a scummy way to make money.
Weekly Pool Care Mighty Pods are the ideal way to prevent the three most common pool water issues: cloudy water, phosphate control, and scummy build-up.
Huge caverns have formed beneath mats of grass, much of it covered by a scummy layer of algae that has built up all summer--great places to throw hollow-bodied frogs.
Saul Goodman, played by veteran comedian Bob Odenkirk, acts a scummy legal counsel to Bryan Cranston's morally bankrupt meth lord Walter White.
We found scummy deposits on the streams and the Environment Agency are investigating.
We are fortunate enough to have a reverse osmosis system in our town now but were plagued for years with scummy coffee, and owning a cafe, sure didn't make friends serving a disgusting-looking cup of coffee.
With 23 years down, $150 in the bank and the border in his sights, Segall's outlook is much sweeter than what his scummy sound would have you believe.
I'm not a scummy salesperson pushing all the products I can and then disappearing into the night.
IN A WORLD where mediocrity is more likely to breed apathy than contempt, these "five fucking scummy dudes from Hertfordshire" wholeheartedly reject the notion that the unoriginal and dispassionate should ever be tolerated.
Trying to beat my sister to the punch, I raced across the road and accidentally fell into a scummy canal.
Finally, the last piece of the puzzle: The entire plot is revealed to have been cooked up by a scummy government agent-provocateur.
Anyway, the pool fills up and then I looked from my window and saw all this foam and black scummy mess in the pool.
The reason why he gets scummy water deposits, even if he grills it, is that most British consumers continue to buy bacon which is immersed in chemical-laden water so that it weighs more, under the guise of adding flavour.
Bloom is the occurrence on a coated surface of a hazy or scummy deposit of oily or waxy material, which hurts the surface appearance by lowering the gloss and/or by giving a mottled or blotchy look.
All we can hope is that it's a sufficient deterrent to any others who are tempted to get into that sort of scummy behaviour.