raggedness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raggedness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and unevenraggedness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
texture - the feel of a surface or a fabric; "the wall had a smooth texture"
scaliness - the property of being scaly
nubbiness, tweediness, coarseness - looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
slub, burl, knot - soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
abrasiveness, harshness, scratchiness - the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
graininess, granularity, coarseness - the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
shagginess - roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
bumpiness - the texture of a surface that has many bumps
bristliness, prickliness, spininess, thorniness - the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
2.raggedness - shabbiness by virtue of being in rags
manginess, seediness, shabbiness, sleaziness - a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
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Translations
خُشونَه، كَوْن الثِياب رثَّه
chatrnostdrsnost
roderiujævnhed
niîurnísla, grófleiki
hrboľatosťotrhanosť
hırpanîlik

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
his hum- ble subjects hunger and thirst for words of wisdom out of the mouth of their master his Serene and Sacred Raggedness!"
Of all the beggar-men that I had seen or fancied, he was the chief for raggedness. He was clothed with tatters of old ship's canvas and old sea-cloth, and this extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass buttons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin.
She wore every day the same ugly brown dress, with the mud of the last wet day still caked on the hem and with the raggedness, which Philip had noticed the first time he saw her, still unmended.
The perspective of one of these narrow cracks of streets, with its rows of tall houses stretching away till they come together in the distance like railway tracks; its clothes-lines crossing over at all altitudes and waving their bannered raggedness over the swarms of people below; and the white-dressed women perched in balcony railings all the way from the pavement up to the heavens--a perspective like that is really worth going into Neapolitan details to see.
A blurred circle of yellow haze had risen up in the sky in lieu of sun, and he had watched the patch it put upon his wall, like a bit of the prison's raggedness. He had heard the gates open; and the badly shod feet that waited outside shuffle in; and the sweeping, and pumping, and moving about, begin, which commenced the prison morning.
The beauty of Motherland lies in its embrace of the raggedness of relationships and in its candid acknowledgment that sometimes resolution and reconciliation simply elude us.
That would certainly account for the raggedness around and on the greens.
Scala provides, in short, a powerful and persuasive model for understanding Chaucer's frame narrative, especially since she demands that its raggedness and inconclusiveness be negotiated rather than brushed aside.
However, the p-values of the sum of square deviation (SSD = 0.01901 [+ or -] 0.009; p = 0.375) and raggedness index (r = 0.1564 [+ or -] 0.039; p = 0.318) tests were not significant.
Derridean Differance can be applied to Albee's plays as it reveals the incongruities, shabbiness and raggedness of American society.
In the past, dreadlocks were associated with raggedness, madness and criminal habits.