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"haggard" in British English

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haggardadjective

uk   /ˈhæɡ.əd/  us   /-ɚd/
lookingill or ​tired, often with ​darkskin 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)

"haggard" in American English

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haggardadjective

 us   /ˈhæɡ·ərd/
(of a ​person) having ​darkareas 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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