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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 ?
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?
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.
Huller has already proven herself, in such vehicles as Hans-Christian Schmid's "Requiem" to be an actress of uncommon intuition and expressive intelligence, though she hasn't previously been handed a scene quite as soul-testing as the three minutes here that find her raggedly belting an impromptu karaoke rendition of Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All" with riotous, to-hell-with-it personal conviction--a feat that rightly earned a rare mid-film ovation at the film's Cannes press screening.
Roberto Martinez could not have, initially, organised his team any more raggedly had he got them in a centre-circle huddle and told them to spread out.
Across the city, within walking distance of the centre, another massive structure sprawls raggedly into the air.
The composer John Stainer once heard God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen raggedly sung on the streets of the capital by a tattered band of Dickensian urchins.
In those times, before prudence and propriety began to govern everything one uttered, speech flowed raggedly, sometimes coarsely and uncaringly.
He inherited Vietnam, which four presidents had been unable to end, and he ended it - raggedly, but he ended it.
Heart thumping raggedly, shivering in the frosty air, she rubbed away condensation and peered into the deeper blackness outside.