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ragged

adjective uk   /ˈræɡ.ɪd/ us  
(of clothes) torn and not in good condition: The children were wearing dirty, ragged clothes. (of a person) untidy, dirty, and wearing old, torn clothes: Two ragged children stood outside the station, begging for money. (especially of an edge) rough and not smooth: The leaves of this plant have ragged edges. The patient's breathing was ragged (= not regular) and uneven. A ragged (= not straight) line of people were waiting at the bus stop. not performing well, because of not being organized: The team was rather ragged in the first half of the match.
raggedly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
raggedness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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