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Tattered definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAT'TERED, pp. or a. Rent; torn; hanging in rags; as a tattered garment.
Where wav'd the tatter'd ensigns of Rag-fair.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: 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" [syn: tattered, tatterdemalion]
2: ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past" [syn: shattered, tattered]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. wearing ragged clothes <a tattered barefoot boy> 2. torn into shreds ; ragged <a tattered flag> 3. a. broken down ; dilapidated <decaying houses along tattered paved streets P. B. Martin> b. being in a shattered condition ; disrupted <led their tattered party to victory>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. in tatters.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tatter Tat"ter, v. t. [p. p. Tattered.] To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective. Where waved the tattered ensigns of Ragfair. --Pope.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If something such as clothing or a book is tattered, it is damaged or torn, especially because it has been used a lot over a long period of time. He fled wearing only a sarong and a tattered shirt. ADJ 2. If you describe something as tattered, you mean that it has been badly damaged or has failed completely. But, two-and-a-half years later, things haven't quite gone to plan and Stanley's dreams of fame and fortune lie tattered and torn. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Torn, ragged.

Moby Thesaurus

beat-up, bedraggled, blowzy, broken-down, careless, chintzy, cleft, cloven, cracked, cut, dilapidated, dingy, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frayed, frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, grubby, holey, in pieces, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, informal, lacerate, lacerated, loose, lumpen, mangled, messy, mussy, mutilated, negligent, patchy, poky, quartered, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rent, riven, ruinous, run-down, scraggly, scruffy, seedy, severed, shabby, shoddy, shredded, slack, slatternly, slipshod, slit, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, sordid, splintered, split, squalid, tacky, tatty, threadbare, torn, unkempt, unneat, unsightly, untidy



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