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Definition 1: an inferior dog or one of mixed breed - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for mongrel in the sense of this definition

(mongrel is a kind of ...) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

"the dog barked all night"

(... is a kind of mongrel ) a nervous belligerent little mongrel dog

(... is a kind of mongrel ) ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India

Definition 2: derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where mongrel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic

Synonyms for mongrel in the sense of this definition

(mongrel is a kind of ...) an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

"he patented a variation on the sandal"

(mongrel is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

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