craggy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crag +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹæɡ.i/
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  • Rhymes: -æɡi

Adjective[edit]

craggy (comparative craggier, superlative craggiest)

  1. Characterized by rugged, sharp, or coarse features.
    The goat climbed up the craggy rocks.
    The old man had craggy, uncultured features, but had bright, intelligent eyes.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene iii:
      Meete with the foole, and rid your royall ſhoulders
      Of ſuch a burden, as outweighs the ſands
      And all the craggie rockes of Caſpea.
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      Where Willow was thunderous and craggy, a sort of Makepeace Watermaster without a secret, Murgo writhed inside his habit like a ferret roped into a bag. Where Willow's fearless gaze was unruffled by knowledge, Murgo's signalled the lonely anguish of the cell.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Jones’ sad eyes betray a pervasive pain his purposefully spare dialogue only hints at, while the perfectly cast Brolin conveys hints of playfulness and warmth while staying true to the craggy stoicism at the character’s core.

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