Definitions for haggardˈhæg ərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hag•gardˈhæg ərd(adj.)

  1. gaunt, wasted, or exhausted in appearance, as from prolonged suffering or strain; worn:

    the haggard faces of refugees.

  2. wild; wild-looking.

Origin of haggard:

1560–70; orig., wild female hawk. See hag1, -ard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haggard, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggard(adj)

    British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)

  2. careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn(adj)

    showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

    "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

  3. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"


  1. haggard(Noun)

    A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.

    "He tuk a slew [swerve] round the haggard"

  2. haggard(Noun)

    A hunting bird captured as an adult.

    A "haggard" is a bird captured as an adult and therefore of unknown age; often, the law prohibits capturing birds of mating age. Falconry Pro

  3. haggard(Adjective)

    Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition

  4. haggard(Adjective)

    Wild or untamed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haggard(adj)

    wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk

  2. Haggard(adj)

    having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes

  3. Haggard(adj)

    a young or untrained hawk or falcon

  4. Haggard(adj)

    a fierce, intractable creature

  5. Haggard(adj)

    a hag

  6. Haggard(noun)

    a stackyard


  1. Haggard

    Haggard is a German neo-classical metal musical group founded in 1989. The group combines classical music and early music with doom metal.

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(of a person) looking very tired and thin-faced, because of pain, worry etc

She looked haggard after a sleepless night.

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