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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.




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


3. flyblown especially of reputation

SamplesA flyblown reputation.


Antonymsunblemished, unmarred, unmutilated

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