bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \ bi-ˈdra-gəld ; bē- \

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

  1. She was bedraggled and exhausted.

  2. the cat looked rather funny, all bedraggled and fit to be tied after her bath

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Origin and Etymology of bedraggled

from past participle of bedraggle


BEDRAGGLED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bedraggled for English Language Learners

  • : wet or dirty from being in rain or mud


BEDRAGGLED Defined for Kids

bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \ bi-ˈdra-gəld \

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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