d) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Tattered, frayed, or torn: ragged clothes.
- Dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes: a ragged scarecrow.
- Unkempt or shaggy: ragged hair.
- Having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline: a column of text set with a ragged right margin.
- Imperfect; uneven: The actor gave a ragged performance.
- Harsh; rasping: a ragged cough.
Middle English, from ragge
; see rag1OTHER FORMS:ragged·ly(Adverb)