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jag·ged

 (jăg′ĭd)
adj.
1. Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface: the jagged edge of the broken window.
2. Having a rough or harsh quality: "not a stutter exactly but a jagged sound, as if the words were being broken off from some other, stronger current of words deep inside" (Anne Tyler).

jag′ged·ly adv.
jag′ged·ness n.

jagged

(ˈdʒæɡɪd)
adj
having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
ˈjaggedly adv
ˈjaggedness n

jag•ged

(ˈdʒæg ɪd)

adj.
1. raggedly notched; sharply irregular on the surface or at the borders.
2. having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.
[1400–50; see jag1, -ed2]
jag′ged•ly, adv.
jag′ged•ness, n.
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Adj.1.jagged - having a sharply uneven surface or outline; "the jagged outline of the crags"; "scraggy cliffs"
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"
2.jagged - having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawedjagged - having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

jagged

jagged

adjective
Having a surface that is not smooth:
Translations

jagged

[ˈdʒægɪd] ADJdentado

jagged

[ˈdʒægɪd] adj [metal, edge, outline] → dentelé(e)

jagged

adjzackig; edge, hole alsoschartig, (aus)gezackt; teethgezackt; wound, tearausgefranst; coastline, rockszerklüftet; mountains, peaksspitz

jagged

[ˈdʒægɪd] adj (edge) → dentellato/a; (rock, cliffs) → frastagliato/a

jagged

(ˈdʒӕgid) adjective
having rough or sharp and uneven edges. jagged rocks.
ˈjaggedly adverb
ˈjaggedness noun
References in classic literature ?
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.
Tis split, too --that I feel; the jagged edge galls me so, my brain seems to beat against the solid metal; aye, steel skull, mine; the sort that needs no helmet in the most brain-battering fight
And still as Ahab glided over the waves the unpitying sharks accompanied him; and so pertinaciously stuck to the boat; and so continually bit at the plying oars, that the blades became jagged and crunched, and left small splinters in the sea, at almost every dip.
Then these cockneys, instead of starting at an easy pace, as a gentleman would do, generally set off at full speed from the very stable-yard; and when they want to stop, they first whip us, and then pull up so suddenly that we are nearly thrown on our haunches, and our mouths jagged with the bit -- they call that pulling up with a dash; and when they turn a corner they do it as sharply as if there were no right side or wrong side of the road.
She started from my side, and ran along a jagged timber which protruded from the place we stood upon, and overhung the deep water at some height, without the least defence.
She had a distinct intention as to the use of the scissors; and having cut the linen strip in a jagged but effectual manner, in two moments she had run out at the open door where the sunshine was inviting her, while poor Silas believed her to be a better child than usual.
Had it not been for the red jagged tear in the neck and the clotted black pool that was slowly widening on the table, one would have said that the man was simply asleep.
It's horrible," said Kotick, backing water as a wave went over him, and steadying himself with a screw stroke of his flippers that brought him all standing within three inches of a jagged edge of rock.
Certainly there were odd little jagged doorways in the wainscot, and things disappeared at night-- especially cheese and bacon.
I knew then that they had passed to the left of the jagged rock formation at the edge of the plateau, to the right of which my horse had borne me and the body of Powell.
We will search for food, out there in the sunlight," and he pointed to an open plain, dotted with stunted trees and strewn with jagged rock.
The gray of the morning has passed, and the sun is high over the distant horizon, which seems jagged, whether with trees or hills I know not, for it is so far off that big things and little are mixed.