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English adjective: flyblown

1. flyblown spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies


SamplesFlyblown meat.
A sack of maggoty apricots.


Synonymsmaggoty


Similarstale


Antonymsfresh

2. flyblown foul and run-down and repulsive


SamplesA flyblown bar on the edge of town.
A squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town.
Squalid living conditions.
Sordid shantytowns.


Synonymssordid, squalid


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean

3. flyblown especially of reputation


SamplesA flyblown reputation.


Similarblemished


Antonymsunblemished, unmarred, unmutilated









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