Scragginess Scrag"gi*ness, n. The quality or state of being scraggy; scraggedness. [1913 Webster]

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  • scragginess — See scraggily. * * * …   Universalium

  • scragginess — noun The state or condition of being scraggy …   Wiktionary

  • scragginess — n. Leanness, ruggedness, roughness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scragginess — scrag·gi·ness …   English syllables

  • scragginess — gēnə̇s, gin noun ( es) : the quality of being scraggy * * * scraggˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑scrag …   Useful english dictionary

  • scraggy — scraggily, adv. scragginess, n. /skrag ee/, adj., scraggier, scraggiest. 1. lean or thin; scrawny. 2. meager. 3. irregular; craggy; jagged. [1565 75; SCRAG + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scraggy — (adj.) early 13c., rough, jagged (figurative); 1570s, of landscape, rough, rugged, stumpy; 1610s, of persons, gaunt and wasted; see SCRAG (Cf. scrag) + Y (Cf. y) (2), and Cf. SCROGGY (Cf. scroggy). Related: Scragginess …   Etymology dictionary

  • scraggy — adjective (scraggier, scraggiest) 1》 scrawny. 2》 (also chiefly N. Amer. scraggly) ragged or untidy in form or appearance. Derivatives scraggily adverb scragginess noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • emaciation — n 1. gauntness, haggardness, witheredness, shrunkenness, boniness; scrawniness, scragginess, spareness, skinniness, thinness, leanness, lankness, lankiness, slimness, slenderness, attenuation, tenuity; Psychiatry. anorexia. 2. atrophy, atrophia,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • meagerness — n 1. scarceness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity, shortness; want, lack, need, stint, scarcity, poverty, paucity; poorness, inadequacy, insufficiency; bareness, slightness, skimpiness, scrimpiness; puniness, paltriness, pettiness, piddlingness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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