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 for tattered
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tatter \Tat"ter\, v. t. [p. p. Tattered.]
     To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past
     participle as an adjective.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Where waved the tattered ensigns of Ragfair. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tattered
      adj 1: worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a
             man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up
             in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a
             tatterdemalion prince" [syn: tattered,
             tatterdemalion]
      2: ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and
         prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my
         torn and tattered past" [syn: shattered, tattered]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "tattered":
     beat-up, bedraggled, blowzy, broken-down, careless, chintzy, cleft,
     cloven, cracked, cut, dilapidated, dingy, dowdy, down-at-heel,
     down-at-the-heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frayed,
     frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, grubby, holey,
     in pieces, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, informal, lacerate,
     lacerated, loose, lumpen, mangled, messy, mussy, mutilated,
     negligent, patchy, poky, quartered, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rent,
     riven, ruinous, run-down, scraggly, scruffy, seedy, severed,
     shabby, shoddy, shredded, slack, slatternly, slipshod, slit,
     sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, sordid, splintered, split, squalid,
     tacky, tatty, threadbare, torn, unkempt, unneat, unsightly,
     untidy
  
  

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