Thesaurus

down–at–the–heels

adjective
variants: or

down–at–heel

also

down–at–the–heel

or

down–at–heels

Synonyms and Antonyms of down–at–the–heels

  1. showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect the stately mansion where he lives now is a far cry from the down-at-the-heels triple-decker in which he grew up Synonyms of down–at–the–heels 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, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledownWords Related to down–at–the–heels 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 of down–at–the–heels brand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce


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