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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.raggedly - in a ragged uneven mannerraggedly - in a ragged uneven manner; "I took the cigarette he offered, drawing at it raggedly"
2.raggedly - in a ragged irregular manner; "a stone wall trails raggedly through the woods"
3.raggedly - with a ragged and uneven appearance; "a long beard, raggedly cut"
بِصورَةٍ خَشِنَه او رَثَّه
v cárech
tuskulega, tötralega
v zdrapoch
eski püsküyırtık pırtık


[ˈrægɪdlɪ] ADV he was raggedly dressediba vestido con andrajos or harapos
they marched raggedly up and downmarchaban arriba y abajo de forma desordenada


(= in torn clothes) dressabgerissen, zerlumpt
(= unevenly)stotternd, unregelmäßig


[ˈrægɪdlɪ] adv
a. raggedly dressedvestito/a di stracci
b. (engine) to run raggedlyfunzionare irregolarmente


(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 ?
Here and there, a mildewed jessamine or honeysuckle hung raggedly from some ornamental support, which had been pushed to one side by being used as a horse-post.
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.
Sometimes I heard the foxes as they ranged over the snow-crust, in moonlight nights, in search of a partridge or other game, barking raggedly and demoniacally like forest dogs, as if laboring with some anxiety, or seeking expression, struggling for light and to be dogs outright and run freely in the streets; for if we take the ages into our account, may there not be a civilization going on among brutes as well as men?
And he was off again, a decrepit vagabond, with his hands in his pockets, his elbows squared, and frayed coat-tails swinging raggedly from side to side.
Heart thumping raggedly, shivering in the frosty air, she rubbed away condensation and peered into the deeper blackness outside.
I found there the shell of the man I knew, breathing raggedly, unable to communicate, paralysed down one side.
Judeo-Christian sensibilities had the wealthy in opulent all-over gear and the poor raggedly naked, he said.
The dog breathed heavily, raggedly and with noticeable effort.
Raggedly dressed and only dimly visible, thanks to Khalil Khaled's sparse lighting design, she delivers a chilling performance as a woman tormented by "some shudder of the mind.
They will squawk to be fed and their parents will fly raggedly, tearing worms from the ground and shuttling back and forth to feed ravenous mouths.
The stray cats of the diocese tend to wind up in these pews: Catholics with one foot out the door, or one toe tentatively back in; people in marital situations or relationships that church law deems raggedly irregular; folks tired of fighting about the right way to do liturgy or the wrong way to dress for Mass; people written off as too poor to matter.