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ˈræg ɪdragged

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raggedadjective

    being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn

    "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"

  2. raggedadjective

    worn out from stress or strain

    "run ragged"

  3. raggedadjective

    having an irregular outline

    "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"

Wiktionary

  1. raggedadjective

    Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.

  2. raggedadjective

    Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.

    ragged rocks

  3. raggedadjective

    Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.

    A ragged noise of mirth. uE000182799uE001 George Herbert.

  4. raggedadjective

    Wearing tattered clothes.

    a ragged fellow

  5. raggedadjective

    Rough; shaggy; rugged.

    What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? - John Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ragged

    of Rag

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

  2. Raggednoun

    rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

  3. Raggednoun

    broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

  4. Raggednoun

    hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

  5. Raggednoun

    wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

  6. Raggednoun

    rough; shaggy; rugged

    Etymology: [From Rag, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ragged

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ragged in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ragged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ragged in a Sentence

  1. Charles Lamb:

    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.

  2. James Kelly:

    A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.

  3. Romanian Proverb:

    Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.

  4. S Hayakawa:

    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.

  5. Peggy Noonan:

    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.

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  • potrhaný, členitý, otrhanýCzech
  • ajado, harapientoSpanish
  • epätasainen, rähjäinen, ryysyinen, rosoinenFinnish
  • en lambeaux, déguenillé, enguenilléFrench
  • giobachScottish Gaelic
  • ಚಿಂದಿKannada
  • haveloosDutch
  • obdartyPolish
  • esfarrapado, irregularPortuguese
  • неровный, резкий, лохматый, зазубренный, рваный, изрезанный, мохнáтый, пересечённый, изорванный, косматый, шероховатый, оборванныйRussian

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