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haggard adj
1 showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens [syn: careworn, drawn, raddled, worn]
2 very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, pinched, skeletal, wasted] n : British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925) [syn: Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggard]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition
  2. Wild or untamed

Derived terms


looking exhausted and unwell
wild or untamed
  • Croatian: divlji
  • Finnish: hurja
  • German: wild


  1. In the context of "dialect|Manx|Hiberno": A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc. Used in Manx English and Hiberno-English.
    "He tuk a slew [swerve] round the haggard"

Extensive Definition

Haggard is a surname, and may refer to:



haggard in German: Haggard
haggard in Italian: Haggard

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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