Raggedness
Ragged Rag"ged (r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From {Rag}, n.] 1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail. [1913 Webster]

2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.] ``A ragged noise of mirth.'' --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow. [1913 Webster]

5. Rough; shaggy; rugged. [1913 Webster]

What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Ragged lady} (Bot.), the fennel flower ({Nigella Damascena}).

{Ragged robin} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Lychnis} ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi}), cultivated for its handsome flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.

{Ragged sailor} (Bot.), prince's feather ({Polygonum orientale}).

{Ragged school}, a free school for poor children, where they are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] -- {Rag"ged*ly}, adv. -- {Rag"ged*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • raggedness — ragged ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of cloth or clothes) old and torn. 2) wearing ragged clothes. 3) rough or irregular. 4) lacking finish, smoothness, or uniformity. 5) suffering from exhaustion or stress. ● run someone ragged Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • raggedness — noun see ragged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raggedness — See raggedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • raggedness — noun The characteristic of being ragged …   Wiktionary

  • Raggedness — Неровность; шероховатость …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • raggedness — rægɪdnɪs n. shabbiness, state of being tattered and torn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raggedness — rag·ged·ness …   English syllables

  • raggedness — noun 1. a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven • Syn: ↑roughness • Ant: ↑smoothness (for: ↑roughness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ragged, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Edge raggedness — Зазубренность [пилообразность] края (штриха) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • coarseness — noun 1. language or humor that is down to earth the saltiness of their language was inappropriate self parody and saltiness riddled their core genre • Syn: ↑saltiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑salty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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