worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
nonsense, as in writing or art: sentimental rubbish.
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How to use rubbish in a sentence
Plastic rubbish in the oceans also ensnares birds, turtles and other wildlife.
Science, by comparison, is “full of things that sound like complete rubbish” but turn out to work remarkably well—for example, neural nets, he says.Geoffrey Hinton has a hunch about what’s next for AI | Siobhan Roberts | April 16, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Publishers print stacks of rubbish – “Beach Reading” – for your sake.
The actor has since denied involvement in the projects, calling rumors to the contrary “rubbish.”The Cult of Boba Fett: The ‘Star Wars’ Bounty Hunter’s Spin-Off | Rich Goldstein | June 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As he advanced his, eyebrows contracted, and his lips seemed to form the word “rubbish.”Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
People ought to know that if they stuff themselves silly with high-calorie, rubbish foods they will get fat.
It's complete rubbish from the outside, and on a day like this it's going to look even worse.
Presently, one of the foremen or overlookers saw it, and wanted to know what all that rubbish had been put there for.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
And now, Monsieur Pujol,” said he impudently, “I am willing to sell you this rubbish for the cheque.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
She hugged him, wheel and all, and began turning over the rubbish with great delight.
To tell the truth, Henry had found a few things in the rubbish which he had stored in his own pocket.
And more than one broken flask on its way to the rubbish heap was carefully carried up the hill to the hidden family.
British Dictionary definitions for rubbish
worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
discarded or waste matter; refuse
foolish words or speech; nonsense
(tr) informal to criticize; attack verbally
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rubbish
see good riddance (to bad rubbish).
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