storm-tossed tempest-tossed tempest-tost tempest-swept
battered attered adj. 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon.

Syn: beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with heavy blows; as, a battered old car; antomyn of {unbattered}. [Narrower terms: {buffeted}; {storm-tossed, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tempest-swept}] [WordNet 1.5]

3. Damaged especially by hard usage. his battered old hat [WordNet 1.5]

4. beaten repeatedly; -- of people; as, a battered child; the battered woman syndrome; a battered wife.

Syn: beaten. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tempest-tossed — adjective pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities • Syn: ↑buffeted, ↑storm tossed, ↑tempest tost, ↑tempest swept • Similar to: ↑troubled …   Useful english dictionary

  • storm-tossed — adjective pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities • Syn: ↑buffeted, ↑tempest tossed, ↑tempest tost, ↑tempest swept • Similar to: ↑troubled * * * stormˈ tossed adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • tempest-tost — adjective pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities • Syn: ↑buffeted, ↑storm tossed, ↑tempest tossed, ↑tempest swept • Similar to: ↑troubled * * * adjective see tempest …   Useful english dictionary

  • tempest-swept — adjective pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities • Syn: ↑buffeted, ↑storm tossed, ↑tempest tossed, ↑tempest tost • Similar to: ↑troubled …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered — attered adj. 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon. Syn: beat up, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buffeted — battered attered adj. 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon. Syn: beat up, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buffeted — adjective pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities • Syn: ↑storm tossed, ↑tempest tossed, ↑tempest tost, ↑tempest swept • Similar to: ↑troubled …   Useful english dictionary

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