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ragged

rag·ged

ragged

 
 
pronunciation:
rae gihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: worn down into rags; torn.
His ragged coat didn't keep him warm.
similar words:
frayed, patched, ripped, shabby, shredded, torn
definition 2: wearing shabby and worn-down clothing.
The ragged stranger begged for food.
similar words:
disheveled, disorderly, sloppy, slovenly
definition 3: having rough, uneven, or sharp edges or surfaces.
The waves threw themselves against the ragged rocks.
synonyms:
jagged, rough
similar words:
coarse, irregular, notched, rugged, torn, uneven
definition 4: harsh; rough sounding; grating.
Her ragged voice was not pleasant to listen to.
synonyms:
grating, harsh
similar words:
gruff, jangling
derivations: raggedly (adv.), raggedness (n.)