Definition of moth-eaten in English:

moth-eaten

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adjective

1Damaged or destroyed by clothes moths.
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  • Inside, I would probably find nothing of interest: maybe some moth-eaten old clothes and someone's forgotten junk.
  • The musty, moth-eaten curtains, once a grand crimson, were now dull brown and drooping listlessly.
  • He covered her with the moth-eaten blankets and the stale smell of the room clung to the walls and to her.
1.1Shabby, old, or in bad condition: moth-eaten donkeys and horses
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  • If you enter any big library, in one corner of it, some age-worn, moth-eaten books may greet you.
  • There was a shoddy wooden control tower, with a moth-eaten windsock and several obsolete instruments on it.
  • In the Members Hall, the pictures of former Prime Ministers, Speakers and Presidents of the Senate have been taken down - but the real concern is over the moth-eaten Leader of the Opposition.
Synonyms
threadbare, worn out, well worn, worn, old, shabby, scruffy, decrepit, tattered, ragged, holey, frayed, mangy, unkempt
informal tatty, the worse for wear, ratty, scuzzy, grungy
North American informal raggedy

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