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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 poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bedclothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm.
Listlessly she went about the disorderly old hotel looking at the faded wall-paper and the ragged carpets and, when she was able to be about, doing the work of a chambermaid among beds soiled by the slumbers of fat traveling men.
She was working in the garden when we got there, barefoot and ragged.
But when it cuts the ragged hole, after a bound or two, there is, commonly, a stagnation of further leaping, be it Indian or be it deer
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel were left sticking in the richest "pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
The mantle, or rather the ragged cloak, of old Matthew Maule had fallen upon his children.
a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, which he managed with a rope by way of halter.
Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
They did without everything that human beings could do without; they went in old and ragged clothing, that left them at the mercy of the cold, and when the children's shoes wore out, they tied them up with string.
She was dressed in a single filthy, ragged garment, made of bagging; and stood with her hands demurely folded before her.
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 ragged knight stole warily to a good position, then he unslung his cylindrical knapsack--which was simply the common fire-extinguisher known to modern times-- and the first chance he got he turned on his hose and shot the dragon square in the center of his cavernous mouth.