Synonyms of down at heel in English:

down at heel

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1‘the whole resort now looks down at heel’

run down, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed
seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, slummy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretched
informal crummy, scruffy, scuzzy, grungy
British informal grotty
North American informal shacky, skanky

2‘a down-at-heel English journalist lived nearby’

scruffy, shabby, shabbily dressed, poorly dressed, shoddy, ragged, out at elbows, tattered, mangy, sorry, disreputable
unkempt, bedraggled, messy, dishevelled, ungroomed, ill-groomed, sleazy, seedy, slatternly, untidy, slovenly
dirty, squalid, filthy
informal tatty, the worse for wear, scuzzy, grungy, yucky
British informal grotty
North American informal raggedy

smart, stylish