Examples of ratty in a Sentence
Those shoes are getting pretty ratty.
some ratty old magazines were the only reading material in the mountaintop cabin
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Despite growing up in a ratty Panama City slum riddled by prostitution, drunkenness and random acts of violence, Noriega had a surprisingly bookish bent and graduated from the country’s best public high school.
So British that, unlike every other reality competition show, there are no prizes other than a trophy and a ratty bouquet of flowers.
But the stand-outs, at least to this particular hack, were slightly quirkier—the ratty looking Datsun 510, for example.
In the immaculately clean kitchen just off the living room, a tall, slim figure clad in a black WSU football T-shirt and a ratty pair of cutoff shorts made from old sweatpants, stands by the stove, poking intently at the contents in a pan.
In order to avoid spilt ends, breakage, and a ratty nest of tangles, hairstylists (and Allure editors!) will tell you to regularly book an appointment with your salon for a maintenance trim every three (or so) months.
The parent birds look ratty by the time the kids have fledged, but a few months later they’re all turned out in fresh feathers.
Most people take out the trash in ratty mesh shorts, some inside-out T-shirt, and house slippers.
From within a variety of environments — including Frances Glessner Lee’s meticulously constructed miniature dioramas of unexplained deaths — Mr. Anthony shines as much light on racist urban planning as on ratty behavior.
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First Known Use of ratty
Synonymsbeat-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, shabby, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, sleazy, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledown
Antonymsadmirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy
Related Wordsabandoned, 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, wrecked
Near Antonymsbrand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce
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