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informal very unpleasant or dirty
untidy or dirty
dressed in clothes that are old or in bad condition
wearing old clothes, because you do not have enough money to buy new ones
if you are dishevelled, your hair and clothes do not look tidy
wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor
careless, or untidy
looking untidy because of being blown around by the wind
informal wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor
to have a very dirty or untidy appearance
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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Free thesaurus definition of dirty and scruffy in appearance from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.