- limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin of bedraggled
- to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin of bedraggle
Related Words for bedraggledseedy, threadbare, untidy, run-down, disheveled, disordered, dilapidated, muddy, faded, dirty, wet, muddied, soiled, drenched, sullied, dripping, decrepit, dowdy, messy, shabby
Examples from the Web for bedraggled
Contemporary Examples of bedraggled
The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura
June 12, 2014
At the end on the beach, the film shows the bedraggled crew, exhausted and relieved.In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates
April 22, 2013
Franklin and William, covered in sweat, their clothes spangled with countless leaves, made their bedraggled way back to the road.Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Storm Chaser
April 14, 2013
We were sweaty and bedraggled, shirts untucked, ties yanked loose.To Shoot or Not to Shoot
April 14, 2011
The film opens on the scene when Juliette is freed—Thomas inhales cigarette smoke slowly, looking forlorn and bedraggled.Oscar Talk?
October 22, 2008
Historical Examples of bedraggled
She had changed the bedraggled frock for the green one she had worn the night before.Viviette
William J. Locke
His relief was so great that, forgetting his own bedraggled condition, he laughed.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
The plumage, once shining with hues direct from heaven, is soiled and bedraggled.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
He is dressed neither in a rainbow, nor bedraggled with blood.Lectures on Landscape
The lieutenant mopped his face on a bedraggled handkerchief.Oomphel in the Sky
Henry Beam Piper
- (of hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
- (tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
1727, past participle adjective from bedraggle.