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  ( scruffier    comparative)   ( scruffiest    superlative  ) Someone or something that is scruffy is dirty and untidy.      adj  
...a young man, pale, scruffy and unshaven., ...a scruffy basement flat in London.     
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disreputable, draggletailed     (archaic)   frowzy, grungy, ill-groomed, mangy, messy, ragged, run-down, scrubby     (Brit. informal)   seedy, shabby, slatternly, sloppy     (informal)   slovenly, sluttish, squalid, tattered, tatty, ungroomed, unkempt, untidy  
   chic, dapper, natty, neat, soigné or soignée, spruce, tidy, well-dressed, well-groomed, well-turned-out  

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