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strag·gly

 (străg′lē)
adj. strag·gli·er, strag·gli·est
Growing or spread out in a disorderly or irregular way: straggly ivy.
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strag•gly

(ˈstræg li)

adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.
sparsely scattered; irregular.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.straggly - spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
2.straggly - growing or spreading sparsely or irregularly; "straggly ivy"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
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straggly

adjective spread out, spreading, rambling, untidy, loose, drifting, random, straying, irregular, aimless, disorganized, straggling The yard held a few straggly bushes.
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Translations
مُنْتَشِر بدونِ نِظام
rozcuchaný
rytjulegur
strapatý

straggle

(ˈstrӕgl) verb
1. to grow or spread untidily. His beard straggled over his chest.
2. to walk too slowly to remain with a body of eg marching soldiers, walkers etc.
ˈstraggler noun
a person who walks too slowly during a march etc and gets left behind. A car was sent to pick up the stragglers.
ˈstraggly adjective
straggling untidily. straggly hair.
ˈstraggliness noun
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