flyblown vs maggoty what difference

what is difference between flyblown and maggoty

English

Alternative forms

  • fly-blown

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflaɪˌbləʊn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈflaɪˌbloʊn/

Adjective

flyblown (comparative more flyblown, superlative most flyblown)

  1. contaminated with flyblows
    • Stinking and fly-blown lies here at our feet.
  2. tainted
  3. sordid, squalid

Related terms

  • blowfly
  • flyblow

Translations



English

Etymology

maggot +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæɡəti/

Adjective

maggoty (comparative more maggoty, superlative most maggoty)

  1. (literally) Infested with and/or partially eaten by maggots; flyblown.
  2. (obsolete) Full of whims; capricious.
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Synonyms

  • flyblown
  • maggotish (obsolete)
  • worm-eaten

Derived terms

  • maggotiness

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