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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
مُحَزَّز، ذو حافَّةٍ حادّه ومُحَزَّزَه
roztřepený
flossetujævn
skörîóttur
dantytaidantytumasrantytairantytas
izrobotsrobains
nazobčan
çentiklipürüzlü

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 ?
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.
said the hen; and Dorothy found she was very near to the heap of loose and jagged rocks they had passed on their way to the forest.
I was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous shoals if I could only have change -- change and the excitement of the unforeseen.
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.
South of the Adour the jagged line of mountains which fringe the sky-line send out long granite claws, running down into the lowlands and dividing them into "gaves" or stretches of valley.
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
It is not likely that the Mediterranean will ever behold a battle with a greater issue; but when the time comes for another historical fight its bottom will be enriched as never before by a quantity of jagged scrap-iron, paid for at pretty nearly its weight of gold by the deluded populations inhabiting the isles and continents of this planet.
And oft have I longed to pin them fast with the jagged gold-wires of lightning, that I might, like the thunder, beat the drum upon their kettle- bellies:--
An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged hole which the explosion had opened.
Over the green squares of the fields and the low curve of a wood there rose in the distance a gray, melancholy hill, with a strange jagged summit, dim and vague in the distance, like some fantastic landscape in a dream.
I was just about to clamber along the jagged rocks which lie at the base of the cliff next to the sea, in search of some foothold to the top, when I chanced to see a canoe rounding the end of the island.
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.