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ragged

adjective

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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

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2 worn or torn into or as if into rags
  • finally convinced her to throw away her favorite pair of jeans, ragged from years of yard work

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3 not having a level or smooth surface
  • she cut herself on the ragged edge of the tin can's lid

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4 wearing torn or worn-out clothes
  • ragged and hungry refugees emerging from the jungle where they had been in hiding for weeks

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ragged

verb
past tense of rag

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The first known use of ragged was in the 14th century

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“Ragged.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ragged. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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