Definition of bedraggled
1 : soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud
2 : left wet and limp by or as if by rain
3 : dilapidated bedraggled buildings
Examples of bedraggled in a Sentence
She was bedraggled and exhausted.
the cat looked rather funny, all bedraggled and fit to be tied after her bath
Recent Examples of bedraggled from the Web
Most days and nights the northwest corner of 27th and State streets in Bronzeville is a bedraggled and dispiriting place, the sort of empty lot so common across many parts of the city.
Catherine May Levin's hothouse screenplay could be the story behind a photo like that, taking us into the mind of a bedraggled, alcoholic woman who peers out the window of what should be a splendid house.
Moreover, despite her brilliance, Coffee could come across as bedraggled.
The show opens with a series of hazy black-and-white photographs from 1969 that capture the artist’s reclusive mother in a frothy negligee, moving about a dim, somewhat bedraggled bedroom, curling her hair, putting on makeup, posing before a mirror.
The soothsayer is brought in, a bearded and bedraggled Doctor: Churchill:
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BEDRAGGLED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bedraggled for English Language Learners
: wet or dirty from being in rain or mud
BEDRAGGLED Defined for Kids
Definition of bedraggled for Students
: limp, wet, or dirty from or as if from rain or mud Sitting on Omri's palm, filthy and bedraggled but triumphant, was Little Bear … — Lynne Reid Banks, The Indian in the Cupboard
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