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Ratty vs. Worn

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Rattyadjective

Similar to a rat; ratlike.

Wornadjective

damaged and shabby as a result of much use

Rattyadjective

Infested with rats.

Worn

p. p. of Wear.

Rattyadjective

(colloquial) In poor condition or repair

Wornadjective

affected by wear; damaged by long use;

‘worn threads on the screw’; ‘a worn suit’; ‘the worn pockets on the jacket’;

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Rattyadjective

Irritable, annoyed, bad-tempered.

Wornadjective

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering;

‘looking careworn as she bent over her mending’; ‘her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness’; ‘that raddled but still noble face’; ‘shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face’;

Rattyadjective

showing signs of wear and tear;

‘a ratty old overcoat’; ‘shabby furniture’; ‘an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains’;

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