scruffiness


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scruff·y

 (skrŭf′ē)
adj. scruff·i·er, scruff·i·est
1. Shabby; untidy.
2. Chiefly British Scaly; scabby.

[From obsolete scruff, scurf, variant of scurf; see scurf.]

scruff′i·ly adv.
scruff′i·ness n.

scruffiness

(ˈskrʌfɪnɪs)
n
the state of being unkempt or shabby
Translations

scruffiness

[ˈskrʌfɪnɪs] N (= untidiness) → desaliño m; (= dirtiness) → suciedad f

scruffiness

n (inf, of person) → schlampiges or gammeliges Aussehen (inf); (of city)verlotterter Zustand (inf)

scruffiness

[ˈskrʌfɪnɪs] n (of appearance, person, clothes) → trasandatezza, sciatteria
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