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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


(= in torn clothes) dressabgerissen, zerlumpt
(= unevenly)stotternd, unregelmäßig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈrægɪdlɪ] adv
a. raggedly dressedvestito/a di stracci
b. (engine) to run raggedlyfunzionare irregolarmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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?
There--give me a start." 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.
Six months today, in the raggedly dip between Christmas and New Year, there will be new festive sweaters to sport.
Sammy is honored, though satisfaction quickly turns to shock when she finds Jane strangled to death--her cold hands clutching a copy of her most recently published book, with the words "THE END" raggedly scratched into the cover.
The Aspern of the title is a celebrated writer (apparently based on Shelley) named Jeffrey Aspern who, we are told in voiceover, was "the most brilliant poet of his day, and the most genial and handsome of men." Telling us this is Morton Vint, a callow cocky American raggedly played by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has done excellent work since coming to notice in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine but seems miscast here.
Just before Yorktown our struggle for independence from Britain was threatened because the barefoot, raggedly dressed and hungry Continental soldiers threatened to mutiny.
The other sides raggedly defined the east and west edges of the cluster.
My kindergarten days were inchoate memories of naptime on colorful mats, building cabins with popsicle sticks, and raggedly cutting construction paper with blunted scissors.
Framed by crepuscular paintings in flimsy blues and greens, small figures with bodies of paper and fabric are dressed raggedly, appearing to be absorbed in the activities of basic survival, housed in improvised shelters that undeniably bring to mind refugee crises and the madness of poverty.