tattered

tattered

/ˈtatəd/
adjective
Old and torn; in poor condition.

Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘dressed in decoratively slashed or jagged clothing’): apparently originally from the noun tatter ‘scrap of cloth’ + -ed; later treated as a past participle.

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Bob’s reputation has been tattered. He writes ever sillier sample sentences. Subscribers suffer, though, sadly, mostly in silence.

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