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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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Noun1.jaggedness - something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface
unevenness, variability - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity


Lack of smoothness or regularity:
تَحْزيز، تَسَنُّن


(ˈdʒӕgid) adjective
having rough or sharp and uneven edges. jagged rocks.
ˈjaggedly adverb
ˈjaggedness noun
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One suspects that some translators have perhaps smoothed out the jaggedness of Akin's syntax that other translators are at pains to preserve.
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These constantly shifting voices give the book an uneasy, splintered feeling, highlighting the fragmented nature of history rather than its continuities, the jaggedness of each character's identity mirroring that of a state where whites, Native Americans and Mexicans robbed, cheated and slaughtered one another with astonishing regularity for hundreds of years.
The song is uptempo and rousing, with tense drum fills and periodic jaggedness in he melody.
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Since he'd made her blind that one day, he was appearing regularly--his profile in the jaggedness of broken glass, his eyes clearly etched in a crumbling wall.
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