Origin of ragged
OTHER WORDS FROM raggedrag·ged·ly, adverbrag·ged·ness, noun
Words nearby ragged
How to use ragged in a sentence
Rather than centering in on one main attraction or ecosystem, the park straddles a few radically different zones—temperate rainforest, glacier-capped peaks, and ragged Pacific coastline.
As if teachers, books, museums, historical sites, documents and documentaries didn’t exist, and a poop-covered statue surrounded by ragged bushes and paper-bag bench warmers was the sole repository of all Civil War information.
However, if its low-level circulation becomes shredded and ragged following its encounter with Cuba, it will be more difficult for Elsa to reorganize.Elsa rapidly strengthens into hurricane, could affect Florida next week|Matthew Cappucci|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
To make it through a ragged season, the NBA relied on a point guard revival.
Tucked underneath the moss-lined trunks of enormous spruce trees are two secluded campsites overlooking the ragged Pacific coast of the Olympic Peninsula.
He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.
The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are sitting in a ragged park behind a McDonalds restaurant on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.
Beneath the layers of hurt, beneath the ragged laughter, I heard awillingness to endure.Billie Holiday, Barack Obama, and the Pain of Black Women|Joshua DuBois|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura|Tunku Varadarajan|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But not too big for the ragged old arm that felled it down as an axe fells the last rings of a stricken tree.
A handkerchief, once red, with polka spots, contained a ragged flannel shirt and a stocking-heel tied with a piece of tape.
Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The girl looked round the ragged moor, brooding in the twilight, and half hesitated.Uncanny Tales|Various
The spell was broken, and Mr. Carr took out his watch as he turned his eyes on a ragged urchin who had called to him from below.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for ragged
Derived forms of raggedraggedly, adverbraggedness, noun
Word Origin for ragged
Other Idioms and Phrases with ragged
see run one ragged.