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rag·ged

 (răg′ĭd)
adj.
1. Tattered, frayed, or torn: ragged clothes.
2. Dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes: a ragged scarecrow.
3. Unkempt or shaggy: ragged hair.
4. Having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline: a column of text set with a ragged right margin.
5. Imperfect; uneven: The actor gave a ragged performance.
6. Harsh; rasping: a ragged cough.
7. Exhausted or worn out: Don't run yourself ragged preparing for the holidays.

[Middle English, from ragge, rag; see rag1.]

rag′ged·ly adv.
rag′ged·ness n.

ragged

(ˈræɡɪd)
adj
1. (of clothes) worn to rags; tattered
2. (of a person) dressed in shabby tattered clothes
3. having a neglected or unkempt appearance: ragged weeds.
4. having a loose, rough, or uneven surface or edge; jagged
5. uneven or irregular: a ragged beat; a ragged shout.
[C13: probably from ragge rag1]
ˈraggedly adv
ˈraggedness n

rag•ged

(ˈræg ɪd)

adj.
1. clothed in tattered garments.
2. torn or worn to rags; tattered.
3. having loose or hanging shreds or fragmentary bits.
4. full of rough or sharp projections.
5. in a wild or neglected state.
6. rough, imperfect, or faulty.
7. harsh, as the voice.
rag′ged•ly, adv.
rag′ged•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ragged - being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.ragged - worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
3.ragged - having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"

ragged

adjective
2. rough, fragmented, crude, rugged, notched, irregular, unfinished, uneven, jagged, serrated She tore her tights on the ragged edge of a desk

ragged

adjective
1. Torn into or marked by shreds or tatters:
2. Having a surface that is not smooth:
Translations
ذو تَضاريس خَشِنَهذو ثيابٍ رَثَّهمُمَزَّق، رَث
otrhanýpotrhanýroztřepenýčlenitýdrsný
lasetruujævn
szakadozott
rifinntrosnaîurtuskulegur
otrhanýrozstrapkaný
hırpanîkabapürüzlüüstü başı yırtıkyırtık pırtık

ragged

[ˈrægɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (= in tatters) [dress, clothes] → andrajoso, hecho jirones; [person] → andrajoso, harapiento; [cuff] → deshilachado
to run sb raggedhacer sudar tinta or la gota gorda a algn
they ran themselves raggedsudaron tinta or la gota gorda
2. (= untidy) [beard] → descuidado, desgreñado; [animal's coat] → desgreñado
3. (= uneven) [edge] → mellado, irregular; [rock] → recortado; [hole, line] → irregular; [coastline] → accidentado, recortado
ragged cloudsjirones mpl de nubes
4. (= disorganized) [performance] → desigual, irregular; [queue] → desordenado; [line, procession] → confuso, desordenado
a ragged band of menun grupo desordenado de hombres
the orchestra sounded rather ragged in placesla orquesta tocaba de forma algo irregular en algunas partes
5. (Typ) ragged leftmargen m izquierdo irregular
ragged rightmargen derecho irregular
B. CPD ragged robin N (Bot) → flor f del cuclillo

ragged

[ˈrægɪd] adj
(= uneven) [edge] → irrégulier/ière; [beard] → mal taillé(e); [line] → irrégulier/ière
(= tatty) [person] → déguenillé(e); [clothes] → loqueteux/euse; [cuff] → effiloché(e); [appearance] → déguenillé(e)
to run sb ragged → épuiser qn

ragged

adj person, clotheszerlumpt, abgerissen; beard, hairzottig, strähnig; animal’s coatzottig; coastline, rocks, holezerklüftet; woundschartig, zerfetzt; edge, cuffausgefranst; (fig) performance, singingstümperhaft; to run somebody ragged (inf: = exhaust) → jdn fertigmachen (inf); to run oneself ragged (inf)sich selbst ganz fertig- or kaputtmachen or fix und fertig machen (inf); on the ragged edge (US fig) → gefährlich nah am Rande (des Abgrunds); ragged right (Typ) → Flattersatz m; to set something ragged left/right (Typ) → etw rechts-/linksbündig setzen

ragged

[ˈrægɪd] adj (dress) → stracciato/a; (cuff) → logoro/a; (person) → lacero/a, cencioso/a; (edge) → irregolare

rag

(rӕg) noun
a piece of old, torn or worn cloth. I'll polish my bike with this old rag.
ˈragged (ˈrӕgid) adjective
1. dressed in old, worn or torn clothing. a ragged beggar.
2. torn. ragged clothes.
3. rough or uneven; not straight or smooth. a ragged edge.
ˈraggedly adverb
ˈraggedness noun
rags noun plural
old, worn or torn clothes. The beggar was dressed in rags.
References in classic literature ?
A small ragged girl dragged a red, bawling infant along the crowded ways.
And here are aged Moors with flowing white beards and long white robes with vast cowls; and Bedouins with long, cowled, striped cloaks; and Negroes and Riffians with heads clean-shaven except a kinky scalp lock back of the ear or, rather, upon the after corner of the skull; and all sorts of barbarians in all sorts of weird costumes, and all more or less ragged.
He was an uncouth fellow, ragged and dirty and unshaven.
In half an hour we came upon a group of ragged poor creatures who had assembled to mend the thing which was regarded as a road.
The history relates that it was with the greatest attention Don Quixote listened to the ragged knight of the Sierra, who began by saying:
The travellers were at first completely taken by surprise, and could not but admire the facility with which this ragged cosmopolite made himself at home among them.
thought I, and we walked away, both commenting, after each other's fashion, upon this ragged old sailor; and agreed that he was nothing but a humbug, trying to be a bugbear.
The father--he is called Gorshkov--is a little grey-headed tchinovnik who, seven years ago, was dismissed from public service, and now walks about in a coat so dirty and ragged that it hurts one to see it.
I would go out into the streets to fight with my delusion, and prowling women would mew after me; furtive, craving men glance jealously at me; weary, pale workers go coughing by me with tired eyes and eager paces, like wounded deer dripping blood; old people, bent and dull, pass murmuring to themselves; and, all unheeding, a ragged tail of gibing children.
Strickland was a weird figure as he lay there, thinner than ever, with his ragged red beard and his eyes staring feverishly into vacancy; his illness seemed to have made them larger, and they had an unnatural brightness.
On the miserable bed lay a gray-headed old man of gigantic stature, with nothing on him but a ragged shirt and a pair of patched, filthy trousers.
Through the ragged window-curtain, the light of early day steals in from a miserable court.