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synonyms for scraggly

  • bedraggled
  • scruffy
  • unkempt
  • badly dressed
  • badly worn
  • dilapidated
  • dingy
  • dirty
  • disheveled
  • frayed
  • frazzled
  • full of holes
  • grubby
  • grungy
  • in tatters
  • messy
  • moth-eaten
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • tacky
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • torn
  • unclean
  • uncombed
  • ungroomed
  • worse for wear
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antonyms for scraggly

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  • neat
  • tidy
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How to use scraggly in a sentence

Spalding was scraggly bearded and endlessly aggrieved, and some of his fellow clerics believed he was deranged.
THE NOMINATION OF CHUCK SAMS TO LEAD THE PARK SERVICE IS ALREADY CHANGING HISTORYBLAINE HARDENOCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His scraggly beard was thrust forward aggressively, and his deep-set eyes fairly blazed between narrowed lids.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A smoky tunnel, a scraggly belt of half-city—and then the real country.
ROUGH-HEWNDOROTHY CANFIELD
The Cap'n, glancing behind, noted that a certain scraggly island had once more slid into view from behind a wooded head.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
That portion of his face not covered by the scraggly beard was as white as mud and dirt would permit.
THANKFUL'S INHERITANCEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
A tall, contemplative man with a scraggly gray beard—an angular Christ-like figure—appeared.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
The produce was heaped in a growing pile on a small semisolid island with a few scraggly trees on it.
THE NATIVE SOILALAN EDWARD NOURSE
His head was overlarge, with a bulging white forehead and a mane of scraggly black hair shot with grey.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JUNE, 1931VARIOUS
Some may be tall and scraggly, some may be small and puny; others may be light green, still others dark green; and so on.
CULINARY HERBS: THEIR CULTIVATION HARVESTING CURING AND USESM. G. KAINS
Grim shadows began to surround Peter, and his ears shot up, and a scraggly brush stood out along his spine.
THE COUNTRY BEYONDJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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