3. Often rub off or out erase, wipe off, blot out,
dissolve, eradicate; expunge, obliterate, wipe out; can
4. rub out Slang, destroy, do away with, extirpate, exterminate; kill, execute, slaughter, slay. See murder (defs. 4-6).
-n. 5. friction, rubbing against, rubbing down, massage, massaging, kneading, embrocation; stroke, stroking, caress, caressing, fondling, petting, patting, palming; (all of horses) currying, currycombing,
6. polishing, buffing, burnishing, smoothing; abrasion, abrading, chafing, grating, rasping; scour, scouring, srub, scrubbing.
7. irritation, aggravation, annoyance, nuisance, chafe, bother, pest, vexation, torment, pain in the neck; hurt, wound, sting, pain; animadversion, criticism, castigation, reproof, reproach, rebuke, scolding; derision, sneer, sarcasm, insult, slight, cut, left-handed compliment, blow to one's pride; gibe, jeer, taunt; affliction, jinx, adversity, plague, scourge.
8. tribulation, trial, botheration; predicament, position, situation, circumstance, plight, fix, pinch, scrape, pickle, stew, mess; mishap, emergency, exigency.
9. obstacle, obstruction, barrier, bar, interference; delay, holdup, hitch; impediment, hindrance, setback, check; difficulty, trouble, problem.
10. abrasion, scrape, scratch, scuff, graze, sore; erosion, fray, Inf. frazzle. rubbish, n. 1. trash, riffraff, Brit. Dial, raff, litter, sweepings, chaff; refuse, Dial, culch, garbage, waste, offal; debris, detritus, rubble, wreckage; remains, leavings, leftovers, scraps, orts, hogwash, swill; remainder, residue, residuum; scoria, dross, recrement, slag, scum; filth, dirt, dust, offscourings; dregs, fag ends, remnants, fragments, bits and pieces, odds and ends; junk, worthless stuff, SI. dreck, trumpery; castoffs, rags, tatters, castaways, rejects, discards.
2. nonsense, moonshine, gobbledegook; humbug, bunkum, SI. bunk, SI. blah; flummery, Inf. hokum, SI. applesauce, SI. eyewash; refuse, Dial, culch, SI. ripe, chaff, trash, Inf truck, trumpery; balderdash, tommyrot, Inf. rot, SI. garbage, SI. crap, SI. crock, SI. bull; hogwash, swill, SI. horsefeathers, stuff, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, Brit. Inf. gammon, Brit. SI. tosh; fudge, foolishness, folly, rigamarole, amphigory; footle, Inf. malarkey, SI. bushwa, SI. baloney, SI. bilge or bilge water, SI. meshugaas, Scot. and North Eng. haver; poppycock, Inf. fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. hooey, Inf. kibosh, Inf. flapdoodle; claptrap, rodomontade, fustian, bombast, rant; idle talk, froth, SI. hot air, SI. gas.
rubbishy, adj. trashy, cheap, dirty. See trashy (def. 2). ruddy, adj. red, reddish, rubicund, sanguine, rosy; rosy-cheeked, cherry-cheeked; roseate, flushed, blooming, healthy-complexioned; glowing, florid, sunburned, suntanned, burnt, red-faced, beet-red; rufous, rufescent, russet; amaranthine. rude, adj. 1. discourteous, impolite, uncivil, unceremonious, unmannerly, bad-mannered, disrespectful, misbehaved; indelicate, uncourtly, ungallant, indecorous; ungentlemanly, unladylike, brash, bold, hoydenish, Scot. randy; brazen, barefaced, insolent, impudent, insulting, impertinent, pert, saucy, fresh; sharp, keen, trenchant, acrimonious, caustic, stinging, biting, piercing, stringent, brutal, cruel; bluff, bearish, gruff, inconsiderate, tactless, Scot. and North Eng. misleared; sulky, morose, sullen, ill-tempered, ill-humored; sarcastic, bitter, virulent, snarling, venomous; grouchy, peevish, petulant, splenetic, thorny, cross; abrupt, blunt, brusque, curt, stern, austere; disdainful, disparaging, derisive, contemptuous, opprobrious, contumelious; base, low, vile, obscene, indecent, ribald, foul-mouthed, smutty, offensive.