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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Dannen Redman The In-The-Know Beach Town: Zapallar, Chile This tiny spot, two hours northwest of Santiago, has a craggy beauty that evokes Big Sur and a breezy, casual-chic vibe to match. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Standing on the roof of the Gigafactory on a clear day in mid-November, surrounded by small, craggy peaks dotted with wild horses, the sheer size of the facility (and what was below me) was striking. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 But a couple of executives who have spent decades hunting for oil across the Middle East, South America and Canada are betting that the next energy patch will be near here, in a remote stretch of craggy desert known as Asphalt Ridge. Clifford Krauss, The Seattle Times, "Canadian firm tests new process to turn Utah sands into oil," 27 Aug. 2018 This stunning loop hike climbs and winds along a ridge line between the craggy peaks of the cascades. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 15 Best Places to Go Hiking in the Fall," 28 Oct. 2018 The scenic, mile-long path promises a quintessential New England experience: waterfront mansions, craggy cliffs, lighthouses, and stunning beaches. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Perfect Weekend in Ogunquit, Maine," 24 Oct. 2018 In the realm of manes, Alexa Chung reigned supreme, her tousled brunette worn finger-raked and wavy, the ideal amount of insouciance for laying languid amid craggy cliffs. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Kylie Jenner Shows Off the Manicure of the Moment (and More!)," 26 Aug. 2018 Elizabeth fell in love with the area — the craggy coast, the nice weather, the day trips to the Golden Gate Bridge — according to Greg. Andrea Stanley, Good Housekeeping, "The Voice That Said "I'm a Bad Mom" Killed My Wife," 19 May 2017 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

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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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