cesspool cesspool  /ˈsɛ ˌspul/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Volunteer workersengineers, sandhogs, retired miners, cesspool diggersrushed to help.
  2. McCain, to his credit, has never been shy about admitting he swims in the same campaign-finance cesspool as everybody else.
  3. This place is a cesspoolgotta address the gifts, free trips, the revolving-door lobbying jobs for staff members.

News

  1. The 'Star' Tries to Control Its Comment Section; Comment Section Nutjobs Get Mad

    While for a while it seemed really fashionable for Star writers to badmouth the comment section on their own website (by my recollection, Tim Steller called it a "cesspool" when Mark Evans hosted the Buckmaster Show a few weeks ago), today Senior Editor Debbie Kornmiller announced that the site would go to exclusive Facebook-based commenting next week : We will begin using Facebook’s commenting ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Tucson Weekly

  2. Your Comments: Clinton Square fountain 'does not fit any purpose correctly'

    Syracuse.com wade into an editorial that asked whether Syracuse's iconic fountain was a wading pool or a cesspool.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard

Quotes

  1. "Today, the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse, and there is no way to get out of the cesspool created by itself," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the UN General Assembly.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: New York Daily News

  2. "Brands are the solution, not the problem," Mr. Schmidt said. "Brands are how you sort out the cesspool."
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Eric Schmidt Source: AdAge.com (subscription)

  3. "Today, Washington is a cesspool of gotcha politics," Nelson said. "It's so out of control that you can't even shake hands in the hallway with a Future Farmer of America without people questioning your motives."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Ben Nelson Source: BusinessWeek

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