having an uneven edge or outline <the Rocky Mountains cut an angular, ragged profile against the sky, in contrast to the rounded silhouette of the rolling, green Adirondack Mountains>
worn or torn into or as if into rags <finally convinced her to throw away her favorite pair of jeans, ragged from decades of yard work> Related Words dowdy
, scuzzy [slang]
not having a level or smooth surface <she cut herself on the ragged edge of the tin can's lid> Synonyms broken
Related Words lopsided
wearing torn or worn out clothes <ragged and hungry refugees emerging from the jungle where they had been in hiding for weeks>
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