a : wild in appearance
b : having a worn or emaciated appearance : gaunt <haggard faces looked up sadly from out of the straw — W. M. Thackeray>
— hag·gard·ly adverb
— hag·gard·ness noun
Examples of HAGGARD
- She looked tired and haggard.
- We were shocked by his haggard appearance.
Origin of HAGGARD
Middle French hagard
First Known Use: 1567
: an adult hawk caught wild
obsolete : an intractable person
First Known Use of HAGGARD
Hag·gard biographical name \ˈha-gərd\
Sir (Henry) Rider 1856–1925 Eng. nov.
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