Droop vs Slum - What's the difference?

droop | slum |


As verbs the difference between droop and slum

is that droop is (lb) to sink or hang downward; to sag while slum is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.

As nouns the difference between droop and slum

is that droop is something which is limp or sagging; while slum is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

droop

English

(wikipedia droop)

Verb

(en verb)
  • (lb) To sink or hang downward; to sag.
  • *
  • Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth.
  • * (Sylvester Stallone) (1946-)
  • I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop , the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.
  • (lb) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
  • (lb) To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.
  • * (Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish.
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672–1719)
  • I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage.
  • (lb) To allow to droop or sink.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • Like to a withered vine / That droops his sapless branches to the ground.
  • To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
  • * (1809-1892)
  • when day drooped

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • something which is limp or sagging;
  • a condition or posture of drooping
  • He walked with a discouraged droop .

    Derived terms

    * brewer's droop ----

    slum

    English

    (wikipedia slum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
  • Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
  • :*Charles Dickens, Gambling .
  • Derived terms

    * slumdog * slumdom

    Verb

    (slumm)
  • To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
  • To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.
  • Anagrams

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