Ragged meaning

răg'ĭd
The definition of ragged is something that is torn, worn out, jagged, disorderly or not even.

An example of something ragged is an old wash cloth used to clean the car.

An example of something ragged is a tired kindergarten teacher; run ragged.

An example of something ragged is the sharp edges of a broken rock.

An example of something ragged is how someone looks who hasn't slept.

An example of something ragged is the edge of something sewn that isn't straight; ragged edge.

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Tattered, frayed, or torn.

Ragged clothes.

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Unkempt or shaggy.

Ragged hair.

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Having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline.

A column of text set with a ragged right margin.

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Dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes.

A ragged scarecrow.

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Imperfect; uneven.

The actor gave a ragged performance.

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Harsh; rasping.

A ragged cough.

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Exhausted or worn out.

Don't run yourself ragged preparing for the holidays.

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Shabby or torn from wear; tattered.

A ragged shirt.

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Dressed in shabby or torn clothes.
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Uneven; rough; jagged.

A ragged edge.

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Shaggy; unkempt.

Ragged hair.

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Not finished; imperfect; uneven.

A ragged style.

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Harsh; strident.

A ragged voice.

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Simple past tense and past participle of rag.
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Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.

A ragged coat.

A ragged sail.

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Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.

Ragged rocks.

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Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
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Wearing tattered clothes.

A ragged fellow.

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Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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Origin of ragged

Middle English from ragge rag rag1