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Ragged meaning

ragged - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Rag
  2. 2. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
  3. 3. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
  4. 4. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
  5. 5. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
  6. 6. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
  7. 7. Torn into rags; covered with rags; having a rough edge or surface.

ragged - examples of usage

  1. The butcher used his own discretion in the matter of clothes, but when Fabayne grew more than ordinarily ragged I fancy the bar- keeper contributed towards his outfit, a thing he could, under the circumstances, well afford to do. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. In the morning, even before the coming of the dawn, the music came again; and it beat upon her worn, ragged nerves, and tore and wrenched at her heart until she could stand it no longer. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. But somehow, whatever is good, whatever is held in estimation, makes its appearance in that grimy little back room on that ragged, dirty table- cloth. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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