crag·gy | \ˈkra-gē \
craggier; craggiest

Definition of craggy 

1 : full of crags craggy slopes

2 : rough, rugged a craggy face a craggy voice

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Other Words from craggy

craggily \ˈkra-gə-lē \ adverb
cragginess \ˈkra-gē-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for craggy


broken, jagged, ragged, scraggly, scraggy


clean, even, smooth, soft, unbroken

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Examples of craggy in a Sentence

a famous actor who is known for his craggy good looks his white hair and craggy face

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Getting in among these craggy peaks — some of which soar more than 13,000 feet into the sky — is even more special. Phil Marty,, "Scaling the Swiss Alps on trains and trams, ranking road-trip friendly states and more," 27 June 2018 Save us a spot in the observation lounge—or maybe at that on-board whiskey bar, on the starboard side of deck eight, where the views of craggy shores and cerulean glaciers are sure to be amazing. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Norwegian Bliss Is the World’s Newest Over-the-Top Cruise Ship," 19 Apr. 2018 There are 360-degree views of the valley, the undulating fjords, the craggy peaks of the Troll Wall to the north, stabbing the sky. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?," 12 July 2018 Tempura is similarly deft, traditional offerings of shrimp ($8.50 for four) or a mix of shrimp and assorted vegetables ($7), both arriving piping hot, craggy and crisp, with a light, dashi-rich tentsuyu for dipping. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix," 10 July 2018 With just its craggy head visible above the waves, the comparison to a sea monster seems suddenly apt. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "These whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say — unless we act now to save them," 20 Apr. 2018 Armenia’s medieval monastery at Noravank, nestled amid the craggy slopes of the country’s mountainous terrain, is a striking exemplar of Armenian architectural tradition. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia," 28 June 2018 By Sandrine Ceurstemont PUBLISHED May 25, 2018 A craggy pine tree growing in southern Italy is 1,230 years old, making it the oldest tree in Europe that has been scientifically dated. National Geographic, "Oldest European Tree Found—And It's Having a Growth Spurt," 25 May 2018 The fried chicken is brined in apple cider and dredged in high-protein flour before frying, which gives the meat a touch of sweetness and the craggy crust an extra crackle. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Fried Chicken Tasting Tour of Atlanta," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of craggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of craggy

: having many crags

: rough in a way that suggests strength


crag·gy | \ˈkra-gē \
craggier; craggiest

Kids Definition of craggy

: having many steep rocks or cliffs craggy hills

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