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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 ?
TWO Blighted Beings, haggard, lachrymose, and detested, met on a blasted heath in the light of a struggling moon.
It was then, when the flame was full upon him, that the locksmith saw for the first time how haggard, pale, and changed he looked; how worn and thin he was; how perfectly his whole appearance coincided with all that he had said so strangely as they rode along.
In the gray of the morning the two students, pallid and haggard from anxiety and with the terror of their adventure still beating tumultuously in their blood, met at the medical college.
His face was ghastly pale; his chin had a brown cut on it--a cut half healed; his expression was haggard and drawn, as by intense suffering.
Her face was drawn and pinched, her sweet blue eyes haggard and unnatural.
After the first day we said little to one another, and lay in our places in the boat and stared at the horizon, or watched, with eyes that grew larger and more haggard every day, the misery and weakness gaining upon our companions.
The saloonkeeper gazed at him, with his haggard white face and his blue trembling lips.
This time, a pair of haggard eyes had looked at the questioner, before the face had dropped again.
Lying, also dressed and also across the bed, not longwise, are a Chinaman, a Lascar, and a haggard woman.
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.
In one corner, with his head buried in his arms, a sailor sprawled over a table, and by the tawdrily painted bar that ran across one complete side stood two haggard women, mocking an old man who was brushing the sleeves of his coat with an expression of disgust.
Poor Jupiter, haggard, frightened, pale beneath his rouge, dropped his thunderbolt, took his cap in his hand; then he bowed and trembled and stammered: "His eminence--the ambassadors--Madame Marguerite of Flanders--.