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Definitions and Synonyms of moth-eaten | Another word for moth-eaten | What is moth-eaten?

Definition 1: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where moth-eaten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moth-eaten theories about race
  • stale news

Synonyms for moth-eaten in the sense of this definition

(moth-eaten is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

Definition 2: showing signs of wear and tear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where moth-eaten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ratty old overcoat
  • shabby furniture
  • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

Synonyms for moth-eaten in the sense of this definition

(moth-eaten is similar to ...) affected by wear; damaged by long use

"worn threads on the screw" "a worn suit" "the worn pockets on the jacket"

Definition 3: worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where moth-eaten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moth-eaten blankets

Synonyms for moth-eaten in the sense of this definition

(moth-eaten is similar to ...) affected by wear; damaged by long use

"worn threads on the screw" "a worn suit" "the worn pockets on the jacket"

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