haggardness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

haggard +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

haggardness (uncountable)

  1. The characteristic of being haggard; tiredness.
    • 2019, Maaza Mengiste , The Shadow King, Canongate Books (2020), page 340:
      His father is stoic and dutiful, and there is a haggardness around his eyes that lends him the air of a tortured poet.