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- In tatters, having the texture broken.
- a ragged coat
- a ragged sail
- Having rough edges; jagged or uneven
- ragged rocks
- Harsh-sounding; having an unpleasant noise
- Wearing tattered clothes.
- a ragged fellow
- Rough; shaggy; rugged.
- Faulty; lacking in skill, reliability, or organization.
2012 May 19, Paul fletcher, “Blackpool 1-2 West Ham”, in BBC Sport:
- Allardyce's side had led at the break through a Carlton Cole strike but after Thomas Ince - son of former Hammers midfielder Paul - levelled shortly after the restart, the match became increasingly stretched and ragged.
2013, William J. Taylor, Eric T. Olson, & Richard A. Schrader, Defense Manpower Planning: Issues for the 1980s, ISBN 1483182347, page 219:
- Despite the apparent general viability of the AVF its ragged performance serves to motivate serious questions concerning its future viability, the quality of the defense that we are buying, and the AVF's effect on our nation and society.
- (music) performed in a syncopated manner, especially in ragtime.
rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken
broken with rough edges
wearing tattered clothes
rough; shaggy; rugged
- simple past tense and past participle of