flea-bitten


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flea-bit·ten

(flē′bĭt′n)
adj.
1. Covered with fleas or fleabites.
2. Informal Seedy; dilapidated: a flea-bitten couch.
3. Having a pale coat with reddish-brown flecks. Used of horses.

flea-bitten

adj
1. (Zoology) bitten by or infested with fleas
2. informal shabby or decrepit; mean
3. (Zoology) (of the coat of a horse) having reddish-brown spots on a lighter background

flea′-bit`ten



adj.
1. bitten by or infested with fleas.
2. shabby; dilapidated; wretched.
3. (of a horse) having a light-colored coat with small brown or reddish spots or streaks.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flea-bitten - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
Translations

flea-bitten

[ˈfliːbɪtn] ADJ (lit) [dog] → pulgoso (fig) → miserable

flea-bitten

[ˈfliːˌbɪtn] adjpulcioso/a (fig) → pidocchioso/a
References in classic literature ?
He knew now quite positively that there had been no painting of landscape before Monet; and he felt a real thrill when he stood in front of Rembrandt's Disciples at Emmaus or Velasquez' Lady with the Flea-bitten Nose.
YOU'LL NEED| Flea-bitten sofas and chairs, with tatty throws to disguise beer stains | A faded old dart board hanging on the wall | Loads of porcelain pigs dotted around the place | An antipodean kitsch kangaroos warning sign | A massive tea pot (in a cosy) in the pig-themed kitchen
The Lubetkin Legacy is an ode to multicultural London, and ultimately even the most flea-bitten come good.
The Lubetkin Legacy is an ode to international, multicultural London, and ultimately even the most flea-bitten come good.
One can't help but empathise with the flea-bitten Wow Wow who is foiled at every turn until he meets his unlikely ally.
Our local tramp - Malky the Alky - walks the streets all day in a flea-bitten coat and an old pair of slippers.
There are a lot of splendid new acts emerging and I wanted to be able to offer them a spot in a final where they get to deliver their material without the threat of a figurative crook dragging them off the stage and in the delightful surroundings of the Syngenta Cellar at Lawrence Batley Theatre rather than in the greasy function room of a flea-bitten hostelry.
Her deranged nurse Joy and her sinister fixation doll she with a flea-bitten hospital demonstration called Freddie Fruitcake made for one of the most memorably "wrong" comedy characters of recent times.
RSPCA inspector Gail Coulter found flea-bitten Muffy at a squalid back yard after a tip-off about animal cruelty.