Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having crags: craggy terrain.
  • adj. Rugged and uneven: a craggy face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characterized by rugged, sharp, or coarse features.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of crags; rugged with projecting points of rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of crags; abounding with broken rocks; rugged with projecting points of rock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having hills and crags

Etymologies

From crag + -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I don't even remember whether "craggy" is a real word.

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  • Still, federal officials insisted the Peguis relocate, to land along Lake Winnipeg that is often described as craggy swampland.

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  • I still have confidence in him, but as someone not entirely au fait with all the technical stuff, that might be because I am associating him with the only other chap who was habitually described as craggy, the actor Jack Hawkins, who was convincing in any number of roles as a clear-thinking, tough-talking man of action.

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  • He had a face not unlike the oak trees whose wood he admired, which is to say craggy, and a disposition to match.

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  • Most of the time Imus is simply bitching like a bitter old man, and genuine misanthropy has its own kind of craggy integrity in a media biosphere where the on-air talent glisten like fresh produce and need PIN codes to access their emotions.

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  • Whatever happened to the 'craggy' look, I say. posted by Glyn Davies at

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  • He has this great long, kind of craggy face --it's actually not craggy yet but it will be wonderfully so in about 15 years.

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  • He had the kind of face that a gushing female would probably describe, Malone thought, as "craggy," but it didn't look in the least attractive to Malone.

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  • In conditions of this kind he always turned to seek for something mentally "craggy," as Byron said, and at Cowes he wonderfully found the writings of Nietzsche.

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  • Isolated, ominous and crawling with insanity and evil, it's the kind of craggy, windswept place that Max Cady -- Robert De Niro's homicidal hick from

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