being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
"clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
worn out from stress or strain
having an irregular outline
"text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"
Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.
Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
A ragged noise of mirth. uE000182799uE001 George Herbert.
Wearing tattered clothes.
a ragged fellow
Rough; shaggy; rugged.
What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? - John Dryden.
rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail
broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks
hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant
wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow
rough; shaggy; rugged
Origin: [From Rag, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rag′ed, adj. torn or worn into rags: having a rough edge: ruggedly uneven, jagged: wearing ragged clothes: shabby.—adv. Ragg′edly.—ns. Ragg′edness; Ragg′ed-rob′in, the cuckoo flower; Ragg′ed-sail′or, the prince's feather-plant; Ragg′ed-school, a school for the destitute; Ragg′ed-staff (her.), a knotted stick with short stumps of branches on each side. [Cf. Rag.]
The numerical value of ragged in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ragged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.
How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
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- potrhaný, členitý, otrhanýCzech
- ajado, harapientoSpanish
- epätasainen, rähjäinen, ryysyinen, rosoinenFinnish
- en lambeaux, déguenillé, enguenilléFrench
- giobachScottish Gaelic
- неровный, резкий, лохматый, зазубренный, рваный, изрезанный, мохнáтый, пересечённый, изорванный, косматый, шероховатый, оборванныйRussian
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