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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.
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Adv.1.jaggedly - with a ragged and uneven appearance; "a long beard, raggedly cut"
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(ˈdʒӕgid) adjective
having rough or sharp and uneven edges. jagged rocks.
ˈjaggedly adverb
ˈjaggedness noun
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Except on the crown, which was raggedly bald, he had stiff, black hair, standing jaggedly all over it, and growing down hill almost to his broad, blunt nose.
In an instant, with a dreadful crash, the reflected night turned crooked, flames shot jaggedly across the air, and the moon and stars came bursting from the sky.
The Expendables 3 is jaggedly constructed given the conflicting demands of its stars' diaries, but it's bookended with pile-driving action sequences either side of mystery gun battles.
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The deadly twister's wide swath jaggedly cut across the college - killing a priest and two nuns and demolishing much of the school's campus, which at the time was located in the city's Greendale neighborhood.
Umbrella is not, be warned, altogether easy going: 400 pages of unbroken stream-of-consciousness dotted across three time frames, leaping jaggedly between four points of view, and with barely a paragraph break, let alone a chapter heading.
Marginals very long and slender, the cusp elongate, sides frequently in-rolled, and with a fringe of fine denticles on outer margin and at tip; outer shaft base of inner 1 or 2 marginals expanded and jaggedly serrate; serrations continue sparsely up shaft.
The Silence of the Loons: Thirteen Tales of Mystery by Minnesota's Premier Crime Writers" is a jaggedly perfect North Star State collection of mystery short stories by the best of Minnesota's crime writers.
I went because I wanted to reclaim a small part of myself and my history from the tornado of political and historical ownership that twists so jaggedly in this place.
They range from lengthy memoirish reflections that justify the writer's work (Eric Reinhardt's four-page entry, "Cinderella') to brief poetic interludes (Colum McCann's simply structured paragraph on "Anonymity") and jaggedly extended similes.
Nature had the final word, however, in the form of the lightning jaggedly marking the skies over Old Romney.