Synonyms for (adjective) flyblown

Synonyms: flyblown

Definition: especially of reputation

Usage: a flyblown reputation

Similar words: blemished

Definition: marred by imperfections


Synonyms: flyblown, squalid, sordid

Definition: foul and run-down and repulsive

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

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: 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


Synonyms: flyblown, maggoty

Definition: spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies

Usage: flyblown meat; a sack of maggoty apricots

Similar words: stale

Definition: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

Usage: stale bread; the beer was stale