Synonyms and related words:
beat-up, bedraggled, blowzy, broken-down, careless, chintzy, cleft, cloven, cracked, cut, dilapidated, dingy, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frayed, frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, grubby, holey, in pieces, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, informal, lacerate, lacerated, loose, lumpen, mangled, messy, mussy, mutilated, negligent, patchy, poky, quartered, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rent, riven, ruinous, run-down, scraggly, scruffy, seedy, severed, shabby, shoddy, shredded, slack, slatternly, slipshod, slit, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, sordid, splintered, split, squalid, tacky, tatty, threadbare, torn, unkempt, unneat, unsightly, untidy|

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • tattered — [adj] shredded badly dressed, badly worn, battered, broken, dilapidated, frayed, frazzled, full of holes*, in rags, in shreds, in tatters*, moth eaten, poorly made, ripped, rugged, scraggy, seedy, shabby, shaggy, shoddy, threadbare, torn, torn to …   New thesaurus

  • tattered — ► ADJECTIVE 1) old and torn. 2) ruined; in tatters …   English terms dictionary

  • tattered — [tat′ərd] adj. [ME tatered] 1. in tatters; torn and ragged 2. wearing torn and ragged clothes …   English World dictionary

  • tattered — [[t]tæ̱tə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something such as clothing or a book is tattered, it is damaged or torn, especially because it has been used a lot over a long period of time. He fled wearing only a sarong and a tattered shirt. ...a very old,… …   English dictionary

  • tattered — adjective Date: 14th century 1. wearing ragged clothes < a tattered barefoot boy > 2. torn into shreds ; ragged < a tattered flag > 3. a. broken down ; dilapidated < decaying houses along …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tattered — Tatter Tat ter, v. t. [p. p. {Tattered}.] To rend or tear into rags; used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective. [1913 Webster] Where waved the tattered ensigns of Ragfair. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tattered — /tat euhrd/, adj. 1. torn to tatters; ragged: a tattered flag. 2. wearing ragged clothing: a tattered old man. [1300 50; ME; see TATTER1 (n.), ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • tattered — tat|tered [ˈtætəd US ərd] adj clothes, books etc that are tattered are old and torn ▪ He produced a tattered envelope from his pocket …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tattered — adjective 1 clothes, books etc that are tattered are old and torn: an old man in a tattered brown coat 2 dressed in old torn clothes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tattered — tat•tered [[t]ˈtæt ərd[/t]] adj. 1) torn to tatters; ragged: a tattered flag[/ex] 2) wearing ragged clothing: a tattered old man[/ex] • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • tattered — adjective a) rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged The chattering, irrational brute of the subconscious clothes itself in the tattered garments of rationality and idealism. b) dressed in tatters or rags; ragged …   Wiktionary

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