haggard


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hag·gard

 (hăg′ərd)
adj.
1. Exhausted or distraught and often gaunt in appearance.
2. Wild and intractable. Used of a hawk in falconry.
n.
An adult hawk captured for training.

[French hagard, wild, from Old French, wild hawk, raptor, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

hag′gard·ly adv.
hag′gard·ness n.

haggard

(ˈhæɡəd)
adj
1. careworn or gaunt, as from lack of sleep, anxiety, or starvation
2. wild or unruly
3. (Falconry) (of a hawk) having reached maturity in the wild before being caught
n
(Falconry) falconry a hawk that has reached maturity before being caught. Compare eyas, passage hawk
[C16: from Old French hagard wild; perhaps related to hedge]
ˈhaggardly adv
ˈhaggardness n

haggard

(ˈhæɡərd)
n
(Agriculture) (in Ireland and the Isle of Man) an enclosure beside a farmhouse in which crops are stored
[C16: related to Old Norse heygarthr, from hey hay + garthr yard]

Haggard

(ˈhæɡəd)
n
(Biography) Sir (Henry) Rider. 1856–1925, British author of romantic adventure stories, including King Solomon's Mines (1885)

hag•gard

(ˈhæg ərd)

adj.
1. gaunt, wasted, or exhausted in appearance, as from prolonged suffering or strain; worn: the haggard faces of refugees.
2. wild; wild-looking.
[1560–70; orig., wild female hawk. See hag1, -ard]
hag′gard•ly, adv.
hag′gard•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haggard - British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)Haggard - British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
Adj.1.haggard - showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or sufferinghaggard - showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
2.haggard - very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

haggard

haggard

adjective
Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness:
Translations
هَزيل وَمُنْهَك
ztrhaný
udkørt
hurja
bijedandivljioronuo
nyúzott
gugginn
やつれた
sumenkęs
izvārdzisnomocīts

haggard

[ˈhægəd] ADJ (from tiredness) → ojeroso; (= unwell, unhealthy) → demacrado, macilento

haggard

[ˈhægərd] adj (= drawn, careworn) [person] → exténué(e); [face, features] → défait(e)

haggard

adjausgezehrt; (from tiredness) → abgespannt; (from worry) → abgehärmt, verhärmt; he had a very haggard expression throughout the trialer wirkte während der ganzen Verhandlung sehr mitgenommen

haggard

[ˈhægəd] adj (careworn) → tirato/a; (gaunt) → smunto/a

haggard

(ˈhӕgəd) adjective
(of a person) looking very tired and thin-faced, because of pain, worry etc. She looked haggard after a sleepless night.

haggard

a. ojeroso-a; desfigurado-a; desaliñado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Her face was drawn and pinched, her sweet blue eyes haggard and unnatural.
While the husbandman shrank back from the dangerous passes, within the safer boundaries of the more ancient settlements, armies larger than those that had often disposed of the scepters of the mother countries, were seen to bury themselves in these forests, whence they rarely returned but in skeleton bands, that were haggard with care or dejected by defeat.
Then, there was a pale, care-wrinkled woman, not old but haggard, and already with streaks of gray among her hair, like silver ribbons; one of those women, naturally delicate, whom you at once recognize as worn to death by a brute--probably a drunken brute--of a husband, and at least nine children.
He looked haggard and feeble, and betrayed a nerveless despondency in his air, which had never so remarkably characterised him in his walks about the settlement, nor in any other situation where he deemed himself liable to notice.
If they had been at all visibly blighted or battered, she would doubtless have grown, on tracing it back, haggard enough to match them; as matters stood, however, I could feel her, when she surveyed them, with her large white arms folded and the habit of serenity in all her look, thank the Lord's mercy that if they were ruined the pieces would still serve.
The worry of it fairly ate him up--he began to look haggard the first two or three days of it.
He was lounging in a large easy-chair, looking over some letters that had come in the afternoon mail, and she was standing before her mirror, brushing out the complicated braids and curls in which Eliza had arranged her hair; for, noticing her pale cheeks and haggard eyes, she had excused her attendance that night, and ordered her to bed.
The poor fellow's face was haggard, and his eyes showed the fear that was upon him.
Jane looked back across the half-forgotten years, and the vision of Tom's gladness flashed upon her: his haggard smile, the tears in his tired eyes, his outstretched arms, his weak voice saying, "Oh, Jenny
She has a peculiar face; fleshless and haggard as it is, I rather like it; and when in good health and animated, I can fancy her physiognomy would be agreeable.
The house-door was ajar, too; light entered from its unclosed windows; Hindley had come out, and stood on the kitchen hearth, haggard and drowsy.
As they confronted each other in the silence of the summer's morning -- both dressed in black; Miss Garth's hard features, gaunt and haggard with grief; the lawyer's cold, colorless face, void of all marked expression, suggestive of a business embarrassment and of nothing more -- it would have been hard to find two persons less attractive externally to any ordinary sympathies than the two who had now met together, the one to tell, the other to hear, the secrets of the dead.