moth-eaten

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moth-eat·en

(môth′ēt′n, mŏth′-)
adj.
1. Eaten away by moth larvae.
2. Old and timeworn: a moth-eaten phrase.
3. Shabby; decrepit.

moth-eaten

adj
1. decayed, decrepit, or outdated
2. eaten away by or as if by moths

moth′-eat`en



adj.
1. eaten or damaged by or as if by the larvae of moths.
2. decayed or worn-out.
3. out of fashion.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moth-eaten - showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.moth-eaten - worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths; "moth-eaten blankets"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
3.moth-eaten - lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

moth-eaten

adjective decayed, ragged, shabby, worn-out, seedy, dilapidated, tattered, threadbare, decrepit, grungy (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), outworn, scuzzy (slang, chiefly U.S.) a moth-eaten leopardskin jacket
Translations

moth-eaten

[ˈmɒθˌiːtn] ADJapolillado

moth-eaten

[ˈmɒθˌiːtn] adjtarmato/a

moth

(moθ) plural moths (moθs) (American) (mo:ðz) noun
1. any of a large number of insects, rather like butterflies but with wider bodies, seen mostly at night and attracted by light.
2. a clothes moth. The moths have been at my evening dress.
clothes moth
a type of moth whose larva feeds on cloth and makes holes.
ˈmothball noun
a small ball of a chemical used to protect clothes from clothes moths.
ˈmoth-eaten adjective
(of cloth) eaten by moths. a moth-eaten blanket.