Haggard Hag"gard (h[a^]g"g[~e]rd), a. [F. hagard; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. See {Hedge}, 1st {Haw}, and {-ard}.] 1. Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. [For hagged, fr. hag a witch, influenced by haggard wild.] Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes. [1913 Webster]

Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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