moth-eaten

Definitions of moth-eaten
  1. adjective
    worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths
    moth-eaten blankets”
    synonyms: mothy
    worn
    affected by wear; damaged by long use
  2. adjective
    showing signs of wear and tear
    synonyms: raggedy, ratty, shabby, tatty
    worn
    affected by wear; damaged by long use
  3. adjective
    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    moth-eaten theories about race”
    synonyms: cold, dusty, stale
    unoriginal
    not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
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