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Dowdy or shabby, as in dress or appearance
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  1. Dowdy or shabby, as in dress or appearance
  2. Dowdy, shabbily dressed
  3. Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
Dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes:
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  1. Dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes:
  2. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.
  3. Shabby or torn from wear; tattered
Overused to the point of being worn out; hackneyed:
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  1. Overused to the point of being worn out; hackneyed:
  2. (Of a person) wearing clothes of threadbare material
  3. Worn down so that the threads show; having the nap or surface fibers worn off
Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
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  1. Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
  2. Falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected
Fallen into disrepair; dilapidated
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  1. Fallen into disrepair; dilapidated
  2. Not wound and therefore not running, as a spring-operated clock
  3. In poor physical condition, as from overwork; debilitated
Sick or worn out, as by old age or disease
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  1. Sick or worn out, as by old age or disease
  2. Not properly maintained; neglected
  3. No longer in working order
Undernourished; lean. Used especially of animals.
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  1. Undernourished; lean. Used especially of animals.
  2. Eliciting or deserving pity; pitiable:
  3. Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Very small (of an amount or number).
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  1. Very small (of an amount or number).
  2. (Now rare) Feeling pity; merciful.
  3. So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
Showing the effects of worry or anxiety
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  1. Showing the effects of worry or anxiety
  2. Showing the wearing effects of overwork, worry, or suffering:
  3. Affected or damaged by wear or use:
Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
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  1. Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
  2. Having little flesh; lean.
  3. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Bad; inferior; inadequate
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  1. Bad; inferior; inadequate
  2. Wretchedly inadequate:
  3. In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
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  1. Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
  2. Of a poor or mean character; dismal:
  3. Poor in quality; very inferior
Characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty
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  1. Characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty
  2. Extremely poor:
  3. Stricken with poverty; very poor
Stunted in growth; undersized or inferior
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  1. Stunted in growth; undersized or inferior
  2. Paltry, shabby, etc.
  3. Paltry or shabby:
(Chiefly British) Tired or sick; unwell.
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  1. (Chiefly British) Tired or sick; unwell.
  2. Containing many seeds
  3. Worn and shabby; unkempt:
Alternative form of down at heel.
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  1. Alternative form of down at heel.
(Obs.) Contemptuous
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  1. (Obs.) Contemptuous
  2. Deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
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  1. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  2. Below an average or a standard:
  3. Mean; despicable; contemptible
Low in value, rank, or social status:
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  1. Low in value, rank, or social status:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
Lacking in importance or worth.
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  1. Lacking in importance or worth.
  2. Marked by meanness or lack of generosity; contemptible:
  3. Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
Mercenary, avaricious, grasping, or meanly selfish
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  1. Mercenary, avaricious, grasping, or meanly selfish
  2. Dirty; filthy
  3. Base; ignoble; mean
Lacking kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or similar; cruel, harsh or unjust; ungrateful. [From mid-14thC.]
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  1. Lacking kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or similar; cruel, harsh or unjust; ungrateful. [From mid-14thC.]
  2. Not kind; contrary to nature or type; unnatural. [From 13thC.]
  3. Not sympathetic to or considerate of others
Designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army
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  1. Designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army
  2. Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
  3. Working or done for payment only; motivated by a desire for money or other gain; venal; greedy
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.
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  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.
  2. Like or characteristic of a miser; greedy and stingy
Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
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  1. Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
  2. Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others:
  3. Too much concerned with one's own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; self-centered
Marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.
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  1. Marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.
  2. Inconsiderate of the feelings of others:
  3. Not stopping to think; careless
Giving or spending reluctantly.
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  1. Giving or spending reluctantly.
  2. Stinging or capable of stinging
  3. Scanty or meager:
Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated:
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  1. Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated:
  2. Wet, drenched, or messy:
  3. Decaying, decrepit or dilapidated
Not properly maintained; neglected
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  1. Not properly maintained; neglected
  2. No longer in working order
  3. Sick or worn out, as by old age or disease
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
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  1. Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
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  1. Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
  2. Falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected
Mentally deranged; crazy.
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  1. Mentally deranged; crazy.
  2. Dirty-colored; not bright or clean; grimy
  3. Shabby, drab, or squalid.
Worn out from long use or neglect; dilapidated.
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  1. Worn out from long use or neglect; dilapidated.
  2. (Literally of footwear, hyphenated when used attributively) In poor condition, especially due to having worn heels; worn-out, shabby.
  3. Shabbily dressed because of poverty; seedy.
Affected with, caused by, or resembling mange.
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  1. Affected with, caused by, or resembling mange.
  2. Shabby or squalid:
  3. Shabby and filthy; sordid; squalid
Dirty and dilapidated:
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  1. Dirty and dilapidated:
  2. In poor physical condition; weak or exhausted.
  3. Unwound and not running:
Covered with or consisting of scrub, or brushwood
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  1. Covered with or consisting of scrub, or brushwood
  2. Paltry, shabby, etc.
  3. Paltry or shabby:
(Chiefly British) Scaly; scabby.
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  1. (Chiefly British) Scaly; scabby.
  2. Untidy in appearance
  3. Shabby, unkempt, or untidy; grubby
(Chiefly British) Tired or sick; unwell.
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  1. (Chiefly British) Tired or sick; unwell.
  2. Having tiny bubbles
  3. Worn and shabby; unkempt:
Made of any cheap, inferior material
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  1. Made of any cheap, inferior material
  2. Rundown; shabby.
  3. Being of poor quality or construction
Flimsy or thin in texture or substance; lacking firmness
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  1. Flimsy or thin in texture or substance; lacking firmness
  2. Dishonest or corrupt; disreputable:
  3. Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry:
Shabby or dilapidated.
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  1. Shabby or dilapidated.
  2. Dressed in tatters or rags; ragged
  3. Wearing torn and ragged clothes
(Brit.) Shabby, decrepit, or tawdry
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  1. (Brit.) Shabby, decrepit, or tawdry
  2. Somewhat worn, shabby, or dilapidated.
Worn down so that the threads show; having the nap or surface fibers worn off
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  1. Worn down so that the threads show; having the nap or surface fibers worn off
  2. (Of a person) wearing clothes of threadbare material
  3. Wearing old, worn clothes; shabby
Full of rats
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  1. Full of rats
  2. Of or like a rat
  3. Dilapidated; shabby.
Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
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  1. Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
  2. Feeling repugnance or loathing.
  3. Causing disgust, hatred, etc.; detestable
Unequivocally detestable; loathsome:
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  1. Unequivocally detestable; loathsome:
  2. Nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome
  3. Highly unpleasant; disagreeable; very bad
Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic:
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  1. Opposed in nature or character; antagonistic:
  2. Causing a feeling of antipathy; repugnant
  3. Opposed or antagonistic in character, tendency, etc.
(Obs.) Contemptuous
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  1. (Obs.) Contemptuous
  2. Deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile.
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  1. Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile.
  2. Deserving to be despised; contemptible
That is or should be detested; hateful; execrable; odious
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  1. That is or should be detested; hateful; execrable; odious
  2. Inspiring or deserving abhorrence or scorn.
Arousing disgust; repugnant.
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  1. Arousing disgust; repugnant.
  2. Causing disgust; repulsive; distasteful.
Vile; nasty:
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  1. Vile; nasty:
  2. Full of filth; disgustingly foul
  3. Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty.
(Printing) Containing errors or marked with changes
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  1. (Printing) Containing errors or marked with changes
  2. Violating accepted standards or rules; dishonorable:
  3. Containing dirt, impurities, or other foreign matter;
Guilty of such a crime
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  1. Guilty of such a crime
  2. Causing or deserving a bad reputation; scandalous; outrageous
  3. (Law) Convicted of a crime, such as treason or felony, that carries a severe punishment. No longer in technical use.
Causing loathing; disgusting; abhorrent; detestable
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  1. Causing loathing; disgusting; abhorrent; detestable
(Slang) Well supplied or oversupplied (with)
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  1. (Slang) Well supplied or oversupplied (with)
  2. Extremely contemptible; nasty:
  3. Sick or unwell:
Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
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  1. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  2. Below an average or a standard:
  3. Mean; despicable; contemptible
Low in value, rank, or social status:
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  1. Low in value, rank, or social status:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
Very dangerous, troublesome, grievous, etc.
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  1. Very dangerous, troublesome, grievous, etc.
  2. Disgusting or repellent:
  3. Mean; malicious; ill-humored
Very wicked; villainous; iniquitous
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  1. Very wicked; villainous; iniquitous
  2. Infamous by way of being extremely wicked.
(Archaic) Deserving of or liable to censure.
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  1. (Archaic) Deserving of or liable to censure.
  2. Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious:
  3. (Archaic) Exposed or subject to harm, injury, or evil:
Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
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  1. Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
  2. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive:
  3. Disgusting, disgraceful, hateful, vile, loathsome, scandalous. See also odium. Disgusting, disgraceful, hateful, vile, loathsome, scandalous. See also odium.
Offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic
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  1. Offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic
  2. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive:
  3. Contradictory; inconsistent
(Slang) Very bad, unsatisfactory, nasty, etc.
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  1. (Slang) Very bad, unsatisfactory, nasty, etc.
  2. Morally corrupt or despicable:
  3. Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
Cheap; worthless
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  1. Cheap; worthless
  2. Highly disagreeable or most inferior; very bad: a generalized term of disapproval
  3. Degrading; low; mean
Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
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  1. Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
  2. Poor in quality; very inferior
  3. Of a poor or mean character; dismal:
Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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  1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
(Botany) Located below the perianth and other floral parts. Used of an ovary.
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  1. (Botany) Located below the perianth and other floral parts. Used of an ovary.
  2. Low or lower in order, degree, or rank:
  3. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
Alternative spelling of low-grade.
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  1. Alternative spelling of low-grade.
  2. Reduced in degree or intensity:
  3. Of little degree
Expressing spite or malice:
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  1. Expressing spite or malice:
  2. Common or poor in appearance; shabby:
  3. Lacking in kindness; unkind:
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
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  1. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
  2. Neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
Inferior, inadequate, etc.
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  1. Inferior, inadequate, etc.
  2. Inferior in quality or standing.
  3. Considered or treated as inferior in status, rights, or privileges in comparison with some others:
Inferior; mediocre; inadequate
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  1. Inferior; mediocre; inadequate
  2. Of mediocre quality, not first class.
  3. Second in quality, rank, etc.; second-class
Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.
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  1. Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.
  2. Not in accord with notions of good English; nonstandard.
  3. (Linguistics) Of, relating to, or indicating a pattern of linguistic usage that does not conform to that of the prestige group in a speech community or to that of the standard language.
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