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haggard

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adjective hag·gard \ˈha-gərd\

Simple Definition of haggard

  • : looking very thin and tired especially from great hunger, worry, or pain

Full Definition of haggard

  1. 1 of a hawk :  not tamed

  2. 2 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

  1. She looked tired and haggard.

  2. We were shocked by his haggard appearance.



Origin of haggard

Middle French hagard


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with haggard


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haggard

noun hag·gard

Definition of haggard

  1. 1 :  an adult hawk caught wild

  2. 2 obsolete :  an intractable person



1567

First Known Use of haggard

1567


Haggard

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biographical name Hag·gard \ˈha-gərd\

Definition of Haggard

  1. Sir (Henry) Rider 1856–1925 Eng. nov.





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