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worse for wear

Also, the worse for the wear. In poor physical condition owing to long use; also, drunk. For example, This television set is really worse for the wear; we'll have to replace it, or He'd better not drive home; he's definitely the worse for the wear. [c. a.d. 1000] For an antonym, see none the worse for.

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Related Words for worse for wear

unkempt, scruffy, bedraggled, ratty, shoddy, run-down, decaying, dilapidated, pitiful, tattered, threadbare, worn, dingy, decrepit, desolate, crummy, ramshackle, seedy, squalid, rickety