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Definition 1: blemished, especially of reputation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flyblown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flyblown reputation

(flyblown is similar to ...) marred by imperfections

Definition 2: foul and run-down and repulsive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flyblown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flyblown bar on the edge of town
  • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
  • squalid living conditions
  • sordid shantytowns

Synonyms for flyblown in the sense of this definition

(flyblown is similar to ...) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "mining is a dirty job" "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Definition 3: spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flyblown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flyblown meat
  • a sack of maggoty apricots

Synonyms for flyblown in the sense of this definition

(flyblown is similar to ...) lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

"stale bread" "the beer was stale"

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