What is another word for moth-eaten?

473 synonyms found


[ mˈɒθˈiːtən], [ mˈɒθˈiːtən], [ m_ˈɒ_θ_ˈiː_t_ə_n]

Moth-eaten is an adjective often used to describe something that is old, worn-out or damaged. There are several synonyms for moth-eaten that can be used to express similar ideas. Tattered, ragged, threadbare, and worn-out are a few synonyms that can be used to describe something that is in poor condition. Dilapidated, decayed, and shabby can be used to describe buildings and structures that are old and in a state of disrepair. Antique, vintage, and retro can be used instead of moth-eaten to describe something that is old but still valuable or fashionable. Overall, there are many words that can be used in place of moth-eaten depending on the context.

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How to use "Moth-eaten" in context?


The Cherokee National Forest is home to some of the most beautiful and ancient trees in the Appalachian Mountains. Unfortunately, one of these trees - the White Oak - has been the victim of a fungal attack that has killed parts of the tree.


The fungal infection, which is called Canker, was first noticed on a White Oak in the 5,000-acre Rushing Branch Forest in January 2013. The fungus infected multiple branches and leaves on the tree, eventually killing portions of it. The Cherokee National Forest has since designated the tree as a "moth-eaten" forest tree.

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