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haggardadjective

uk   /ˈhæɡ.əd/  us   /ˈhæɡ.ɚd/
looking ill or tired, often with dark skin under the eyes: He'd been drinking the night before and was looking a bit haggard.
(Definition of haggard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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haggardadjective

 us   /ˈhæɡ·ərd/
(of a person) having dark areas around the eyes and lines on the face, esp. from being tired or from suffering: His face was haggard, and his eyes were bloodshot.
(Definition of haggard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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