Need another word that means the same as “slum”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “slum” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Slum” are: slum area, hovel, shack, shanty, hut, shed, cabin
Slum as a Noun
Definitions of "Slum" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “slum” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people.
- A house or building unfit for human habitation.
- A district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions.
Synonyms of "Slum" as a noun (7 Words)
|cabin||A small wooden shelter or house in a wild or remote area.|
The cabin lay three miles into the reserve.
|hovel||An open shed or outhouse, used for sheltering cattle or storing grain or tools.|
People were living in rat infested hovels.
|hut||Temporary military shelter.|
A beach hut.
|shack||A roughly built hut or cabin.|
|shanty||A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.|
|shed||A building for shearing sheep or milking cattle.|
A shed is required for the three engines.
|slum area||A district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions.|
Usage Examples of "Slum" as a noun
- Inner-city slums.
- Slum areas.
- He moved from a two-room slum into a local authority house.
- The area was fast becoming a slum for the destitute.
- Slum dwellers.
Associations of "Slum" (30 Words)
|bumpkin||A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture.|
She thought Tom a bit of a country bumpkin.
|city||A town created a city by charter and usually containing a cathedral.|
The city raised the tax rate.
|commune||A territorial division similar to a French commune in other countries.|
She went to California and joined a commune.
|community||A group of people having a religion, ethnic, profession, or other particular characteristic in common.|
The scientific community.
|countryside||The inhabitants of countryside areas.|
Countryside conservation groups.
|depopulate||Reduce in population.|
The epidemic depopulated the countryside.
|deport||Conduct oneself in a specified manner.|
He was deported to Turkey for his public condemnation of the Shah.
|emigrant||Someone who leaves one country to settle in another.|
She was a Polish emigrant who came to Scotland during the Second World War.
|ghetto||Any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping.|
No escape from the ghetto of the typing pool.
|hamlet||A community of people smaller than a village.|
|hovel||A small squalid or simply constructed dwelling.|
People were living in rat infested hovels.
|local||A local branch of an organization especially a trade union.|
A local infection.
|localization||The process of making something local in character or restricting it to a particular place.|
Differences in localization of growth control molecules in carcinoma.
|lodge||Be a lodger stay temporarily.|
She was lodged in the same hall.
|municipal||Of or relating to the government of a municipality J L kuntz.|
|municipality||The governing body of a municipality.|
Voters in each municipality choose between four candidates.
|outskirts||The outer parts of a town or city.|
He built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham.
|parish||A local church community.|
A parish church.
|pastoral||Relating to or denoting a teacher’s responsibility for the general well-being of pupils or students.|
Scattered pastoral farms.
|populous||Having a large population; densely populated.|
The populous city of Shanghai.
|prefecture||(in certain countries) a district under the authority of a prefect or governor.|
Enraged fans besieged the Prefecture of Police.
|provincial||A country person.|
A town populated by money grubbers philistines and self satisfied provincials.
|rural||Living in or characteristic of farming or country life.|
Remote rural areas.
|rustic||Made of untrimmed branches or rough timber.|
Rustic stone walls.
|suburban||Of or characteristic of a suburb.|
Elizabeth despised Ann s house proudness as deeply suburban.
|town||The permanent residents of a university town.|
Churchill was in town.
|urban||Denoting or relating to popular dance music associated with black performers.|
Urban property owners.
|village||A self contained district or community within a town or city regarded as having features characteristic of village life.|
Pretty fishing villages.
|villager||A person who lives in a village.|
Jose married a fellow villager.
|yokel||A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture.|