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Synonyms and Antonyms of ragged

  1. 1 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> Synonyms broken, craggy, jagged, scraggly, scraggy Related Words saw-toothed, serrate, serrated; harsh, rough, roughened, rugged; bumpy, coarse, irregular, nonuniform Near Antonyms regular, uniform; flat, flush, level, plane Antonyms clean, even, smooth, soft, unbroken

  2. 2 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> Synonyms frayed, raggedy, ratty, seedy, shabby, tattered, threadbare, worn-out Related Words dowdy, scruffy, tatterdemalion; dingy, faded; lacerate (or lacerated), shredded; holey, patchy; broken-down, decrepit, dilapidated, dog-eared, grungy, mangy, moth-eaten, run-down, scuzzy [slang], tacky Near Antonyms brand-new, new, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), unused

  3. 3 not having a level or smooth surface <she cut herself on the ragged edge of the tin can's lid> Synonyms broken, bumpy, coarse, irregular, jagged, lumpy, pebbly, uneven, rough, roughened, rugged, scraggyRelated Words lopsided, unbalanced; inexact, unaligned; rutted, rutty, undulating, undulatory, wavy; pitted, pocked; knobbly, knobby, knurled, knurly, nubbly, nubby; burred, harsh, sandpapery, scraggly, scratchy; nonuniformNear Antonyms exact, uniform; aligned (also alined), regular, true; horizontal, tabular; plumb, straight, vertical; flushAntonyms even, flat, level, plane, smooth

  4. 4 wearing torn or worn out clothes <ragged and hungry refugees emerging from the jungle where they had been in hiding for weeks> Synonyms tattered, raggedy, ragtag, tatterdemalionRelated Words bedraggled, scroungy, scruffy, shabby, threadbare; down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels)Near Antonyms decked (out), dolled up, dressed up; spiffy

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February 7, 2016

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