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adj. strag·gli·er, strag·gli·est
Growing or spread out in a disorderly or irregular way: straggly ivy.


(ˈstræg li)

adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.
sparsely scattered; irregular.
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


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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(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
References in classic literature ?
In the last and straggliest of those streets which runs along the sea like a sea-wall there is a very honest but rather sharp-tempered member of my flock, a widow called MacNab.
JP were also faster and louder than most other bands of the era, while their hair was amongst the longest and straggliest in the canon.
He was discovered as a cub in Port Sudan, Africa, by Hollywood animal trainer Volney Phifer who said he was the straggliest lion he had ever laid eyes on.