bedraggled


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be·drag·gled

 (bĭ-drăg′əld)
adj.
1. Wet, drenched, or messy: bedraggled clothes.
2. Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated: a street of bedraggled tenements.

bedraggled

(bɪˈdræɡəld)
adj
(of hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bedraggled - limp and soiled as if dragged in the mudbedraggled - limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud; "the beggar's bedraggled clothes"; "scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
2.bedraggled - in deplorable conditionbedraggled - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

bedraggled

bedraggled

adjective
Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations

bedraggled

[bɪˈdrægld] ADJ [person] → desaliñado; [hair, feathers, fur] → enmarañado; [flowers] → mustio

bedraggled

[bɪˈdrægəld] adjdépenaillé(e), débraillé(e)

bedraggled

adj (= wet)trief- or tropfnass; (= dirty)verdreckt; (= untidy) person, appearanceungepflegt, schlampig

bedraggled

[bɪˈdrægld] adj (person, clothes) → sbrindellato/a; (hair) → scompigliato/a; (wet) → bagnato/a fradicio/a
References in classic literature ?
A low rumbling sound was heard; a subterraneous hum; and then all held their breaths; as bedraggled with trailing ropes, and harpoons, and lances, a vast form shot lengthwise, but obliquely from the sea.
During the remainder of the act the lucky performers were those whose parts required changes of dress; the others were a soaked, bedraggled, and uncomfortable lot, but in the last degree picturesque.
The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sky.
The cow was by no means very nice in choosing her path; so that sometimes they had to scramble over rocks, or wade through mud and mire, and all in a terribly bedraggled condition, and tired to death, and very hungry, into the bargain.
Still, I have seen ships issue from certain docks like half-dead prisoners from a dungeon, bedraggled, overcome, wholly disguised in dirt, and with their men rolling white eyeballs in black and worried faces raised to a heaven which, in its smoky and soiled aspect, seemed to reflect the sordidness of the earth below.
No three tramps that one could have met in a Surrey lane could have looked more hopeless and bedraggled.
A few yards from the end the soil was all ploughed up into a patch of mud, and the branches and ferns which fringed the chasm were torn and bedraggled.
exclaimed a loud young voice; and looking up he saw before him the youngest and largest of the Blenker girls, blonde and blowsy, in bedraggled muslin.
It was a tall, shabby building, that cannot have been painted for years, and it had so bedraggled an air that the houses on each side of it looked neat and clean.
It made him shudder when he thought of her uncomeliness, the bedraggled hair and the dirty hands, the brown dress she always wore, stained and ragged at the hem: he supposed she was hard up, they were all hard up, but she might at least be clean; and it was surely possible with a needle and thread to make her skirt tidy.
There were others in the plaza but they paid but little if any attention to the two bedraggled figures.
As the horse fell, with a terrible lunge, tripped by the stout rope, Bertrade de Montfort was thrown far before him, where she lay, a little, limp bedraggled figure, in the mud of the road.