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the dregs of society/humanity

a ​group of ​people in ​society who you ​consider to be immoral and of no ​value: People ​tend to ​regarddrugaddicts as the dregs of ​society.
(Definition of the dregs of society/humanity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the dregs of society/humanity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会/人类的渣滓…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會/人類的渣滓…
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