[ jag-id ]
/ ˈdʒæg ɪd /


having ragged notches, points, or teeth; zigzag: the jagged edge of a saw; a jagged wound.
having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.

Origin of jagged

1400–50; late Middle English. See jag1, -ed2

Related forms

jag·ged·ly, adverbjag·ged·ness, nounun·jag·ged, adjective
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Examples from the Web for jaggedly

  • The old, thin hands cut the stones ill and jaggedly, for the fingers were stiff and bent.

    Dreams|Olive Schreiner

British Dictionary definitions for jaggedly


/ (ˈdʒæɡɪd) /


having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate

Derived Forms

jaggedly, adverbjaggedness, noun
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