Synonyms for ragged

Grammar : Adj
Spell : rag-id
Phonetic Transcription : ˈræg ɪd

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Définition of ragged

Origin :
  • "rough, shaggy," c.1300, past participle adjective as though from a verb form of rag (n.). Cf. Latin pannosus "ragged, wrinkly," from pannus "piece of cloth." But the word might reflect a broader, older meaning; perhaps from or reinforced by Old Norse raggaðr "shaggy," via Old English raggig "shaggy, bristly, rough" (which, Barnhart writes, "was almost surely developed from Scandinavian"). Of clothes, early 14c.; of persons, late 14c. To run (someone) ragged is from 1915. Related: Raggedly; raggedness.
  • adj worn-out; in shreds
Example sentences :
  • But the upper edges are ragged, torn by a wind not yet felt below.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Once more I am counting the coppers, living on the ragged edge.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Enter Rumi-naui, torn and ragged, and covered with blood, with two attendants.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous
  • In the evening a man came, ragged and tired, looking for something to eat.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • As far as the eye can reach in every direction are ragged peaks and spurs.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • And then come the fighting-men—a gallant, ragged, indomitable band.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • Its spout was torn and ragged like the mouth of a gun when a shell has burst there.
  • Extract from : « American Notes » by Rudyard Kipling
  • His clothes were soiled and stained, and his face was covered with ragged beard.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He looked at them gravely; hers had been a ragged piece of work.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Her hair was torn and ragged, and her arms were bound to her sides with sashes and handkerchiefs.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens

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