flyblown flyblown

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
  2. (adj) foul and run-down and repulsive
  3. (adj) especially of reputation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He wearies, starves, sickens, dies, is flung ashore by the tides to testify in flyblown silence to the tyranny of man.
  2. In flyblown Indian Ocean towns and sun-seared mud-hut villages in Chaggaland, he recruited new grass-roots leaders and urged participation in the self-help program.
  3. Against a flyblown Gay-Nineties backdrop, Lil queens it over a cosily archaic underworld of cokies and floozies, shoplifters and white slavers.

Quotes

  • "It seemed to me tragic that they should become, as the result of circumstances beyond their control, a parasitic proletariat squatting around oil-fields in the flyblown squalor of shanty towns in some of the most sterile country in the world,"...
    on May 31, 2004 By: Wilfred Thesiger Source: Corvallis Gazette Times

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