ragged

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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.
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