scraggly


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scrag·gly

 (skrăg′lē)
adj. scrag·gli·er, scrag·gli·est
1. Ragged or unkempt: a scraggly beard.
2. Thin or emaciated: a scraggly dog.
3. Thin or irregular in form, as a plant.

scraggly

(ˈskræɡlɪ)
adj, -glier or -gliest
untidy or irregular
Also called: scraggling

scrag•gly

(ˈskræg li)

adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.
1. irregular; uneven; jagged.
2. shaggy; ragged; unkempt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scraggly - lacking neatness or order; "the old man's scraggly beard"; "a scraggly little path to the door"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
Translations

scraggly

[ˈskræglɪ] ADJ (US) [beard] → descuidado; [hair] → revuelto; [plant] → asalvajado, de aspecto salvaje

scraggly

[ˈskrægli] (mainly US) adj [hair, moustache, beard, plant] → clairsemé(e)

scraggly

adj (+er) beard, hairzottig, zottelig; plantkümmerlich
References in classic literature ?
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
A few scraggly, yellow-white locks had supplanted the thick, dark hair that had covered his head.
The sunburn of my face, what little of it could be seen through a scraggly growth of beard, had faded to a sickly yellow.
In that flashing glimpse, even as he reined and spurred to make his own horse leap sidewise out from under, Harley Kennan observed the scratched skin and torn clothing, the wild-burning eyes, and the haggardness under the scraggly growth of beard, of the man-hunted man.
I would have a beer belly, wouldn't wash and wear scraggly clothes.
Trees also need regular, deep watering every few weeks--even some natives, such as coast redwoods, can look very scraggly without irrigation.
Woods' mugshot showed how far the man who was once the bright-eyed new face of golf has fallen - sporting bleary eyes, a scraggly beard and thinning, disheveled hair.
In his directorial debut "Wind River," he pushes that further: The scraggly human side of this murder mystery is more potent than the underworld drive.
Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us.
The protagonist is a puppy named Scraggly who captures the affection of her owner who is rearing dogs to be sold.
The actor, gay Muslim Syed Masood in the soap, has chopped off his distinctive scraggly locks for his role as a dashing doctor.
Today, Qeeq is wasting away on a hospital bed, where images of the 33-year-old's emaciated body, bony chest, glassy eyes and scraggly beard went viral on social media networks.