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synonyms for tatterdemalion

  • shoddy
  • badly dressed
  • badly worn
  • battered
  • broken
  • dilapidated
  • frayed
  • frazzled
  • full of holes
  • in rags
  • in shreds
  • in tatters
  • moth-eaten
  • poorly made
  • ragged
  • raggedy
  • ripped
  • rugged
  • scraggy
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • shaggy
  • threadbare
  • torn
  • torn to pieces
  • unkempt
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How to use tatterdemalion in a sentence

Coronado's first bullet knocked a villainous-looking tatterdemalion clean into the happy hunting grounds.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Your father was a tatterdemalion like yourself, and never saw two jars of gold even in his dreams.
GEORGIAN FOLK TALESUNKNOWN
Wal, she didnt look quite sech a tatterdemalion, granted Aunt Alvirah.
RUTH FIELDING AT SUNRISE FARMALICE B. EMERSON
“One that cannot be lightly denied,” said the Tatterdemalion.
FANTASTIC FABLESAMBROSE BIERCE
Carelessly Ralph Dacre sauntered forth again into the moonlight and confronted the tatterdemalion figure of his visitor.
THE LAMP IN THE DESERTETHEL M. DELL
She was no longer the red-haired tatterdemalion who had romped over the rocks and quarreled with the boys of the Silent City.
THE SECRET OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
And the tatterdemalion slowly dropped his wistful hands, sighing dutifully, "Yes, m'm."
SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE AND OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROADKATHARINE LEE BATES
Who, indeed, could not be spellbound, beholding that countless changing tatterdemalion caravan go by?
TRAVELERS FIVE ALONG LIFE'S HIGHWAYANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
How should this wretched tatterdemalion whom he had invited, Caliph-like, to sit at his feet know his name?
ROADS OF DESTINYO. HENRY
When Reynolds was in Rome, aged twenty-one, he fell in with a tatterdemalion, who proffered his service as guide.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOLUME 4 (OF 14)ELBERT HUBBARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TATTERDEMALION

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  • orphan
  • scarecrow
  • street person
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  • urchin
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • waif
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