tattiness


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tattiness

n (inf)Schmuddeligkeit f; (of clothes)Schäbigkeit f
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But the awe-inspiring scale sat next to a strange tattiness.
Despite the increasing tattiness of aged copies, it held respect as an invaluable resource, but it became obvious that the time was ripe for a revised edition.
In an era where glossy magazines, men and adverts tell us to preen ourselves to perfection, leisure-time tattiness has become the antidote to the mounting pressure.