- 1Torn in many places; in shreds: wallpaper hung in tattersMore example sentences
- And half of the flowers were in tatters, torn by the frenzy of legs and wings.
- Her sleeves were in tatters, the worn cotton having merely given way to greater force.
- Sporting a brave front, he put on his battle gear: a worn-out helmet, its straps in tatters.
- 1.1Destroyed; ruined: the ceasefire was in tatters within hoursMore example sentences
- It was argued that business would be destroyed and the town's economic future would be in tatters.
- Hence Europe at war's end was in tatters, Britain was virtually bankrupt, Germany destroyed, and Japan on its knees.
- The country was carved up among rival militia, the economy was in ruins and the social fabric in tatters.
More definitions of in tattersDefinition of in tatters in:
- The US English dictionary