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  • adj. comparative form of scruffy: more scruffy

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Examples

  • She’s a kind of scruffier version of the Countess.

    Maigret in Montmartre

  • Among his other smart moves, creator Jeff Eastin (whose last TV series was the far less successful throwback Hawaii) spares us any 48 Hours-type sparring between Neal and the FBI agent who caught him and is now stuck with him: Peter Burke (played with equal if scruffier appeal by Tim DeKay).

    USA's 'White Collar': You'll want to catch this thief

  • Dubliners Dead Cat Bounce are a case in point: a first-class comedy band that have it in them to be Ireland's even scruffier answer to Flight Of The Conchords.

    This week's new comedy

  • He and his sisters lived peripatetically, eventually settling in Swiss Cottage, Hampstead's scruffier neighbour.

    Dominic Cooke: a life in theatre

  • While the director, Carlos Saldanha, is Brazilian, some of the scruffier citizens of this Rio have Mexican accents.

    Animated 'Rio': A Witty Carnival of Brazil Nuts

  • The opening of the Ace Hotel in 2009 helped jump-start a revitalization of the neighborhood, though it is still scruffier than popular downtown destinations like SoHo or the Meatpacking District.

    NoMad Hotel Gets Investors to Plant Roots

  • The neat, middle-class enclaves of Edinburgh or Leeds, with their almost wholly middle-class streets and playgrounds, offer a different life from scruffier, moresocially mixed but increasingly gentrified Hackney or Lambeth.

    Is the British middle class an endangered species?

  •  He'll be a bit tidier, you'll be a bit scruffier.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • All have dressed up for the occasion - and my doesn't Andy Roddick look strange without a baseball cap attached to his head or clutched in a sweaty palm - except Roger Federer, who looks 1,000 times scruffier in a grey suit and official Wimbledon tie than he hever lets himself appear in his made-to-measure outfits on court.

    Wimbledon 2010 live blog: 24 June

  • They just look a little scruffier, although I did spot some berries-to-be while I was out there trying to clear the dead leaves out from beneath the living plants.

    they grow so fast! « Love | Peace | Ohana

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