tattered


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tat·tered

 (tăt′ərd)
adj.
1. Torn into shreds; ragged.
2. Having ragged clothes; dressed in tatters.
3.
a. Shabby or dilapidated.
b. Disordered or disrupted.

tattered

(ˈtætəd)
adj
1. ragged or worn: a tattered old book.
2. wearing ragged or torn clothing: tattered refugees.
3. damaged, defeated, or in disarray: he believes he can bring the tattered party together.

tat•tered

(ˈtæt ərd)

adj.
1. torn to tatters; ragged: a tattered flag.
2. wearing ragged clothing: a tattered old man.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tattered - worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.tattered - ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

tattered

adjective torn, ripped, ragged, frayed, threadbare He fled wearing a sarong and a tattered shirt.

tattered

adjective
1. Torn into or marked by shreds or tatters:
2. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
مُمَزَّق
roztrhaný
laset
tættur, rifinn
yırtık pırtık

tattered

[ˈtætəd] ADJ [clothes, flag] → en jirones; [book] → destrozado; [person] → andrajoso, harapiento (fig) [reputation] → hecho trizas

tattered

[ˈtætərd] adj [clothes] → en lambeaux

tattered

adj clothes, personzerlumpt; book, sheetzerfleddert, zerfetzt; (fig) pride, reputationangeschlagen; nerveszerrüttet

tattered

[ˈtætəd] adjsbrindellato/a

tatters

(ˈtӕtəz) noun plural
torn and ragged pieces. tatters of clothing.
ˈtattered adjective
ragged or torn. a tattered cloak/book.
in tatters
in a torn and ragged condition. His clothes were in tatters.
References in classic literature ?
Whenever we rode over in that direction we saw her out among her cattle, bareheaded and barefooted, scantily dressed in tattered clothing, always knitting as she watched her herd.
They loved to sit there in the silence, with only each other and the sheeny, prying lizards for company, talking of the old times and planning for the new; while light breezes stirred the tattered vines high up among the columns, where owls nested.
Notwithstanding the revolting horror of the exhibition, Munro and Heyward flew toward the festering heap, endeavoring, with a love that no unseemliness could extinguish, to discover whether any vestiges of those they sought were to be seen among the tattered and many-colored garments.
His error lay in supposing that this age, more than any past or future one, is destined to see the tattered garments of Antiquity exchanged for a new suit, instead of gradually renewing themselves by patchwork; in applying his own little life-span as the measure of an interminable achievement; and, more than all, in fancying that it mattered anything to the great end in view whether he himself should contend for it or against it.
The man flung his tattered rug over the horse, turned full round upon the Governor and said in a voice that sounded almost desperate:
It was late in the evening when the weary occupants of the shanties came flocking home,--men and women, in soiled and tattered garments, surly and uncomfortable, and in no mood to look pleasantly on new-comers.
The last glimpse of the routed Simpson tribe, and the last Rutter of their tattered garments, disappeared in the dim distance.
The captain threw open the door of the front room on the first floor, and disclosed a female figure, arrayed in a gown of tarnished amber-colored satin, seated solitary on a small chair, with dingy old gloves on its hands, with a tattered old book on its knees, and with one little bedroom candle by its side.
He stooped a little, and with his tattered blue cap pointed under the carriage.
She made no answer, but hugged her tattered blanket round her, and shifting my grip from her arm, I seized it and rent it, showing her breast and shoulder; then I let her go, laughing, and said:--
The tapestry hung down from the walls in many places, and in others was tarnished and faded under the effects of the sun, or tattered and decayed by age.
He was plainly blind, for he tapped before him with a stick and wore a great green shade over his eyes and nose; and he was hunched, as if with age or weakness, and wore a huge old tattered sea-cloak with a hood that made him appear positively deformed.