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scruffy

[ skruhf-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF scruffy

Synonyms for scruffy

  • seedy
  • shabby
  • tacky
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • unkempt
  • badly groomed
  • frowzy
  • mangy
  • messy
  • ragged
  • run-down
  • slovenly
  • ungroomed
  • untidy
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Antonyms for scruffy

  • nice
  • kempt
  • smooth
  • tidy
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WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "covered with scurf," from scruff "dandruff, scurf" (late Old English variant of scurf) + -y (2). Generalized sense of "rough and dirty" is from 1871. Related: Scruffily; scruffiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCRUFFY

grubby

adjectivedirty, disheveled
  • besmeared
  • black
  • filthy
  • foul
  • frowzy
  • grimy
  • grungy
  • impure
  • messy
  • mucky
  • nasty
  • scruffy
  • scuzzy
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • smutty
  • soiled
  • sordid
  • squalid
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
  • unkempt
  • untidy
  • unwashed
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