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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

flea-bitten

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

[ˈfliːˌbɪtn] adjpulcioso/a (fig) → pidocchioso/a
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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.
PING!" One can't help but empathise with the flea-bitten Wow Wow who is foiled at every turn until he meets his unlikely ally.
Flea-bitten by wars and slavery, God's messengers visited Blake
"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.
She still finds a window in her diary, however, to terrorise next door's cat: a horrid, flea-bitten thing that is the size, shape and colour of a small bear.
"My goal is to relate the descriptions to living animals / Who is truly flea-bitten here?
FEW readers have suffered the kind of flea-bitten nightmare Ann Thomson and her family endured with Balkan Holidays.
More flea-bitten tales down in Devon as Joe's boss spun yarns about his old Flea Circus while Joe played Cupid to tortoises Ben and Bluebell, fixing them up with vitamin shots, a candlelit dinner, warm lettuce bed, low music, dirty photos of naked terrapins, that sort of thing, resulting in their first successful breeding in 15 years.
The vocal star of the show is Sophia Ragavelas as flea-bitten and bedraggled Grizabella, the former glamour cat shunned by the other Jellicles, who delivers stirring, soaring takes of show standout Memory as she pleads for a second chance.
A FLEA-BITTEN cat was dumped on the side of the road near an out-of-town shopping centre.