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synonyms for bedraggled

  • disheveled
  • run down
  • seedy
  • threadbare
  • untidy
  • dilapidated
  • dirty
  • disordered
  • drenched
  • dripping
  • faded
  • muddied
  • muddy
  • soiled
  • stained
  • sullied
  • wet
  • decrepit
  • dowdy
  • messy
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • sodden
  • tacky
  • tattered

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What is another word for bedraggled?

The verbs draggle and bedraggle mean to soil something, such as a piece of clothing, by dragging it over damp ground or in mud. The adjective bedraggled is quite specific—it means dirty and limp due to having been dragged in this way. The words soiled and sullied are often used to mean the same thing.

A word specific to being made dirty by mud is muddied. A more general word is dirtied. A milder and even less specific term is untidy.

Something, such as a reputation, could be described as bedraggled in a figurative sense to mean that it has been besmirched or tarnished.

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antonyms for bedraggled

MOST RELEVANT
  • fresh
  • neat
  • orderly
  • tidy
  • clean
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How to use bedraggled in a sentence

Warmer water means fewer nutrients, so some birds may be fueling up out at sea for longer, delaying their return to the colony or turning up bedraggled and unappealing.
ALBATROSSES DIVORCE MORE OFTEN WHEN OCEAN WATERS WARMRICHARD KEMENYNOVEMBER 24, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
They presented an uncouth spectacle bedraggled as they were with grime and dirty water.
SPACEWRECKED ON VENUSNEIL R. JONES
Mrs. John C. was bedraggled from loss of sleep, and defeat sat upon her shining brow.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
He is dressed neither in a rainbow, nor bedraggled with blood.
LECTURES ON LANDSCAPEJOHN RUSKIN
Professor Zepplin made a joke of his own bedraggled condition, and the boys gave slight heed to theirs.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
The bedraggled cat lapped milk, protected from the resentful jealousy of the station's regular feline attach by the one-eyed cook.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Indeed, it would be hard to imagine a more uninteresting, bedraggled, down-at-the-heel place than this.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINESFLORENCE KIMBALL RUSSEL
Surely there never showed a less heroic figure on a stranger defiance than that of Mr. Peabody, torn, bedraggled, and besmeared.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
Such an adventure attempted by as bedraggled a cavalier as he, might easily land him in a police station.
HIGH NOONANONYMOUS
It was as if by doing so, he could only reach her mud-spattered and chipped and bedraggled, an unworthy, battered object.
BALLOONSELIZABETH BIBESCO
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WORDS RELATED TO BEDRAGGLED

  • battered
  • bedraggled
  • decrepit
  • deteriorated
  • falling apart
  • in disrepair
  • infirm
  • neglected
  • old
  • ramshackle
  • run down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • threadbare
  • unsound
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