Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a ragged condition or manner; roughly; brokenly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a ragged manner, unevenly, especially not in unison

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

  • adverb in a ragged uneven manner
  • adverb in a ragged irregular manner
  • adverb with a ragged and uneven appearance

Etymologies

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ragged +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As I crouch down, senses overloading my brain like an ocean liner bearing down on a rowboat, I notice in a vaguely disembodied way that one of the vanes on my nocked arrow has come halfway unglued and now hangs raggedly from the shaft.

    Stalking Monster Mule Deer in Montana by Bill Heavey

  • As I crouch down, senses overloading my brain like an ocean liner bearing down on a rowboat, I notice in a vaguely disembodied way that one of the vanes on my nocked arrow has come halfway unglued and now hangs raggedly from the shaft.

    The Stalk

  • She let her head rest on my shoulder, and I exhaled raggedly, overcome with sheer desire.

    Crossed

  • The stereotypical mentally ill person is a raggedly dressed man or woman muttering to him or herself, pushing a supermarket cart loaded with old clothes and plastic bags along the sidewalk.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Her hair was cut raggedly above her ears, as if it had been done with a knife.

    Crimson Wind

  • The stereotypical mentally ill person is a raggedly dressed man or woman muttering to him or herself, pushing a supermarket cart loaded with old clothes and plastic bags along the sidewalk.

    Henry’s Demons

  • They rioted monstrously over his face and fell raggedly to his chest, but failed to hide the great hollowed cheeks or the twisted mouth.

    CHAPTER 22

  • We have three or four raggedly curious winds attached to our flag pole playing their various musical instruments all around us like circus performers on their way to market.

    I’m afraid you may have made some

  • She let her head rest on my shoulder, and I exhaled raggedly, overcome with sheer desire.

    Crossed

  • An increasingly absurd fable of raggedly carny folk taking Byzantine Mousetrap-style revenge on a spiralling arms industry, Micmacs is stuffed full of winches, pulleys, gears, cogs and even cannons out of which our feisty misfits are shot.

    The Princess and the Frog; Alice in Wonderland; Mimacs; Extraordinary Measures; The Last Station

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