Examples of scruffy in a Sentence
The neighborhood is full of dilapidated houses with scruffy backyards.
dressed in scruffy old clothes to clean out the garage
Recent Examples of scruffy from the Web
Levinson’s characters had ambition and lived in a city that was scruffy rather than Waters-grotesque.
Brooklyn's dyed black Sid Vicious hair adds a rebel quality to the suit while David's long, slicked back hair and scruffy beard is very rich AF renaissance man.
Kids sat on laps and on the floor, and a poodle mix with a Santa hat sat on its owner’s lap, its scruffy face resembling Santa’s beard.
Although, ironically, critics mostly seemed to dislike the Canto Bight (casino town) plot line, that interlude explained some about others in the universe aside from sneering First Order bureaucrats and heroic, scruffy rebels.
Once a scruffy, 24-hour dive, The Avenue Pub got serious about beer around the time craft brewing took off in Louisiana.
Shavitz died in 2015, but his scruffy face still graces his products.
That's Victoria Bussert, who spotted the star beneath the sweat pants, scruffy t-shirt and giant Beats headphones when Kyle showed up to audition for her program at BW.
Its genius, and that of its marketing campaign, is to appeal to everyone, from scruffy backpackers to silver-haired oenophiles and even the superyacht set.
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Origin and Etymology of scruffy
First Known Use: 1871See Words from the same year
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, ratty, run-down, scrubby, shabby, seedy, sleazy, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledown
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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