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    #1

    looking poor

    Please help me with words to describe someone who is dirty, usually poor and suspiscious.

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    Re: looking poor

    I am not a teacher of English, but I am a native speaker.

    The best word that I can think of is "seedy"; I think it matches the meaning you want fairly well.

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    Re: looking poor

    Hi blouen,

    There are some more similar words such as: crummy, decaying, dilapidated, dingy, faded, grotty, grubby, mangy, off-colour, poorly, run-down, scruffy, shabby, shoddy, sickly, sleazy, slovenly, squalid, tatty, unkempt,fishy,...

    Regards.

    V.

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