craggy


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crag·gy

 (krăg′ē)
adj. crag·gi·er, crag·gi·est
1. Having crags: craggy terrain.
2. Rugged and uneven: a craggy face.

crag′gi·ly adv.
crag′gi·ness n.

craggy

(ˈkræɡɪ) or

cragged

adj, -gier or -giest
1. (Geological Science) having many crags
2. (of the face) rugged; rocklike
ˈcraggily adv
ˈcragginess, ˈcraggedness n

crag•gy

(ˈkræg i)

also crag•ged

(ˈkræg ɪd)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. full of crags.
2. rugged; rough-hewn.
[1350–1400]
crag′gi•ly, adv.
crag′gi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.craggy - having hills and crags; "hilly terrain"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"

craggy

adjective
1. rocky, broken, rough, rugged, uneven, jagged, stony, precipitous, jaggy (Scot.) The scenery is a mix of wild, craggy mountains and broad valleys.
2. rugged, lined, weathered, furrowed, leathery, rough-hewn, weather-beaten, strong-featured He's a very small man with a lined, craggy face.

craggy

adjective
Having a surface that is not smooth:
Translations
صَخْري، خَشِن، غير مُستَوِ
drsnýhrbolatýskalnatý
forrevenklippefyldtstejl og ujævn
klettóttur, ójafn
sarp kayalı

craggy

[ˈkrægɪ] ADJ (craggier (compar) (craggiest (superl))) [rock] → rocoso, escarpado; [features] → hosco, arrugado

craggy

[ˈkrægi] adj
[cliff] → escarpé(e)
[face] → anguleux/euse

craggy

adj (+er) (= rocky)felsig; (= jagged)zerklüftet; facekantig; he was good-looking in a craggy sort of wayer sah auf eine herbe, kantige Art gut aus

craggy

[ˈkrægɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (rock) → scosceso/a, dirupato/a; (features) → marcato/a; (face) → dai tratti marcati

crag

(krӕg) noun
a rough, steep mountain or rock.
ˈcraggy adjective
rocky; rugged, irregular.
References in classic literature ?
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
Sam was in wonderful spirits,--professed to keep a very brisk lookout,--at one time exclaiming that he saw "a gal's bonnet" on the top of some distant eminence, or calling to Andy "if that thar wasn't `Lizy' down in the hollow;" always making these exclamations in some rough or craggy part of the road, where the sudden quickening of speed was a special inconvenience to all parties concerned, and thus keeping Haley in a state of constant commotion.
There is no pleasanter place for such a meal than a raft that is gliding down the winding Neckar past green meadows and wooded hills, and slumbering villages, and craggy heights graced with crumbling towers and battlements.
The crowd swarmed ashore and soon the forest distances and craggy heights echoed far and near with shoutings and laughter.
On the other hand, away back in the dim distance, under the flickering light of the north star, behind some craggy hill or snow-covered mountain, stood a doubtful freedom--half frozen--beckoning us to come and share its hospitality.
Farther off were hills: not so lofty as those round Lowood, nor so craggy, nor so like barriers of separation from the living world; but yet quiet and lonely hills enough, and seeming to embrace Thornfield with a seclusion I had not expected to find existent so near the stirring locality of Millcote.
Above these, were range upon range of craggy steeps, grey rock, bright ice, and smooth verdure-specks of pasture, all gradually blending with the crowning snow.
He scarce had finisht, when such murmur filld Th' Assembly, as when hollow Rocks retain The sound of blustring winds, which all night long Had rous'd the Sea, now with hoarse cadence lull Sea-faring men orewatcht, whose Bark by chance Or Pinnace anchors in a craggy Bay After the Tempest: Such applause was heard As MAMMON ended, and his Sentence pleas'd, Advising peace: for such another Field They dreaded worse then Hell: so much the fear Of Thunder and the Sword of MICHAEL Wrought still within them; and no less desire To found this nether Empire, which might rise By pollicy, and long process of time, In emulation opposite to Heav'n.
On the far side of the open stood one of the hills, with two quaint, craggy peaks shining vividly in the sun.
The mountainous and craggy islets intercepted the beauties of this noble island from the view of the travellers.
Their number was formidable, now that he had begun to fear, and yet these names, powerful though they were, had often caused him to smile with the same kind of satisfaction experienced by a traveller who from the summit of a mountain beholds at his feet the craggy eminences, the almost impassable paths, and the fearful chasms, through which he has so perilously climbed.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.