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Dirty and scruffy in appearance - thesaurus

Synonyms

skanky

adjective

informal very unpleasant or dirty

scruffy

adjective

untidy or dirty

shabby

adjective

dressed in clothes that are old or in bad condition

down-at-heel

adjective

wearing old clothes, because you do not have enough money to buy new ones

dishevelled

adjective

if you are dishevelled, your hair and clothes do not look tidy

ragged

adjective

wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor

slovenly

adjective

careless, or untidy

wind-blown

adjective

looking untidy because of being blown around by the wind

raggedy

adjective

informal wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor

look like something the cat dragged/brought in

to have a very dirty or untidy appearance

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daggy

adjective

Australianinformalshowing disapproval untidy, dirty, and unpleasant

disheveled

adjective

an American spelling of dishevelled

scungy

adjective

Australianinformal looking untidy, dirty, and unpleasant

slatternly

adjective

old-fashioned a slatternly woman looks untidy or dirty

windswept

adjective

someone who is windswept looks untidy because their clothes and hair have been blown around by a strong wind

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