Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Dressed in sackcloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Clothed in sackcloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clothed in sackcloth; penitent; humiliated.

Etymologies

sackcloth +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Green sackclothed wonderer, wandering, gazes at upside down stars through bad beer bottle glasses; all these fences between him and them, those toothache days of fear when not the car wreck or the vodka shots or the jaunt through clean air smiling at his dog's first swim clears his head.

    So Long, Girl

  • She, the mammy far, was put up to it by him, the iniquity that ought to be depraved of his libertins to be silenced, sackclothed and suspended, and placed in irons into some drapyery institution off the antipopees for wordsharping only if he was klanver enough to pass the panel fleischcurers and the fieldpost censor.

    Finnegans Wake

  • There was a savage rush towards the sackclothed prophets.

    The Mark of the Beast

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