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Meaning of MOTH-EATEN

Pronunciation:  'moth`eetn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"
  2. [adj]  worn or eaten away by or as if by moths; "moth-eaten blankets"
  3. [adj]  showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

MOTH-EATEN is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: old, ratty, shabby, stale, tatty, unoriginal, worn



Thesaurus Terms
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