Associations to the word «Ragged»

Wiktionary

RAGGED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of rag
RAGGED, adjective. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.
RAGGED, adjective. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
RAGGED, adjective. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
RAGGED, adjective. Wearing tattered clothes.
RAGGED, adjective. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
RAGGED, adjective. Faulty; lacking in skill, reliability, or organization.
RAGGED, adjective. (music) performed in a syncopated manner, especially in ragtime.
RAGGED LADY, noun. The flowering plant Nigella damascena.
RAGGED RED FIBERS, noun. Irregular muscle fibres in some DNA disorders.
RAGGED ROBIN, noun. (UK) A type of wild campion, Lychnis flos-cuculi, in the family Caryophyllaceae, which grows across Europe and has pink flowers.
RAGGED SAILOR, noun. Cichorium intybus, common chicory
RAGGED SAILORS, noun. Plural of ragged sailor
RAGGED SCHOOL, noun. (UK) (historical) A free school for poor children, where they were taught and in part fed.
RAGGED SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of ragged school

Dictionary definition

RAGGED, adjective. Being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp".
RAGGED, adjective. Worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged".
RAGGED, adjective. Having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line".

Wise words

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