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tatterdemalion

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tatterdemalion

  1. 1 showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect <one of those tatterdemalion towns of the rust belt where the factories closed down decades ago> Synonyms beat-up, bombed-out, dilapidated, dog-eared, down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels), dumpy, grungy, mangy, mean, miserable, moth-eaten, neglected, ratty, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, sleazy, tacky, shabby, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledownRelated Words abandoned, uncared-for, unkept; desolate, forlorn, godforsaken; broken-down, decrepit, tired, worn-out; bedraggled, dingy, ragged, tattered; decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, ramshackle, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown; broken, damaged, destroyed, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, ruined, wreckedNear Antonyms brand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce

  2. 2 wearing torn or worn out clothes <an ill-equipped, tatterdemalion army> Synonyms ragged, raggedy, ragtag, tatteredRelated Words bedraggled, scroungy, scruffy, shabby, threadbare; down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels)Near Antonyms decked (out), dolled up, dressed up; spiffy




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