flyblown(redirected from flyblownly)
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1. Contaminated with the eggs or larvae of blowflies.
a. Tainted; corrupt: a flyblown reputation.
b. Dirty or rundown; squalid: a flyblown bar on the edge of town.
1. (Zoology) covered with flyblows
2. contaminated; tainted
1. covered with flyblows.
2. tainted or contaminated; spoiled.
3. dirty; squalid.
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|Adj.||1.||flyblown - spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies; "flyblown meat"; "a sack of maggoty apricots"|
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
|2.||flyblown - foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"|
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"
|3.||flyblown - especially of reputation; "a flyblown reputation"|
blemished - marred by imperfections