What is another word for tatterdemalion?

Pronunciation: [tˌatədɪmˈali͡ən] (IPA)

Tatterdemalion is an uncommon word that refers to someone who is dressed in shabby, ragged clothes. If you're looking for some alternative words to spice up your vocabulary, you can try using some of the following synonyms for tatterdemalion: vagrant, beggar, slob, bum, tramp, ragpicker, or drifter. These words all share a common theme of depicting someone who is unkempt and impoverished. Other related words you might find useful include scruffy, disheveled, frayed, threadbare, dilapidated, or rundown. Whether you're writing about a fictional character or trying to make a more creative first impression, these synonyms can add an extra layer of flair to your language.

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What are the hypernyms for Tatterdemalion?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for tatterdemalion?

Tatterdemalion means ragged or shabby, so its antonyms would be neat, tidy, clean, and elegant. It is also synonymous with frayed and unkempt, so its opposites could be well-groomed, sharp, pristine, and polished. A good way to remember antonyms for tatterdemalion might be to think of the word dapper. Someone who is tatterdemalion is the opposite of dapper, while someone who is well-dressed, sleek, or upscale might be considered dapper. It's important to always consider the context in which these words are used and to make sure you are using the right antonyms depending on the situation.

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Usage examples for Tatterdemalion

The gipsy women dare not come within gun-shot, and every tatterdemalion of a boy has been frightened from the park.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
There had been a moment, just after he had pulled that telegraph-handle, and the ship, instead of slowly gaining sternway and moving off into the turbulence of her wake, had given another inexplicable shudder, and the bows sank into a sudden deathlike solidity when he rang "stop," as though that noise and that shudder and that almost imperceptible subsidence had been her death-throe, the last struggle of her complicated and tatterdemalion career.
William McFee
"My dear, what do you think a tatterdemalion gipsy is going to do to me?
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell

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