hag´gard|ness

hag|gard «HAG uhrd», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. looking worn from pain, fatigue, worry, or hunger; worn by care; gaunt: »

The haggard faces of the rescued miners showed suffering.

SYNONYM(S): lean, thin, wasted, emaciated, hollow-eyed.
2. of a hawk: a) caught after having assumed the adult plumage. b) wild; untamed.
–n.
a haggard hawk.
[perhaps < Old French hagard, probably < a Germanic word]
hag´gard|ly, adverb.
hag´gard|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hag´gish|ness — hag|gish «HAG ihsh», adjective. of or like a hag: »On us both did haggish age steal on (Shakespeare). –hag´gish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag´gard|ly — hag|gard «HAG uhrd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. looking worn from pain, fatigue, worry, or hunger; worn by care; gaunt: »The haggard faces of the rescued miners showed suffering. SYNONYM(S): lean, thin, wasted, emaciated, hollow eyed. 2. of a hawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag|gard — «HAG uhrd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. looking worn from pain, fatigue, worry, or hunger; worn by care; gaunt: »The haggard faces of the rescued miners showed suffering. SYNONYM(S): lean, thin, wasted, emaciated, hollow eyed. 2. of a hawk: a)… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • hag — hag·berry; hag·don; hag·ga·da; hag·ga·dist; hag·gis; hag·gish; hag·gler; hag·gy; hag·i·oc·ra·cy; hag·i·og·ra·pher; hag·i·o·graph·ic; hag·i·og·ra·phist; hag·i·og·rap·hy; hag·i·ol·a·ter; hag·i·ol·a·trous; hag·i·ol·a·try; hag·i·o·lith;… …   English syllables

  • gard — blag·gard; hil·gard·ite; lag·gard·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; re·gard·able; re·gard·er; re·gard·ful; slug·gard·ly; slug·gard·ness; stag·gard; hag·gard; lag·gard; lag·gard·ly; nig·gard; nig·gard·ly; re·gard; re·gard·less; slug·gard;… …   English syllables

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  • haggardness — hag·gard·ness …   English syllables

  • haggard — hag•gard [[t]ˈhæg ərd[/t]] adj. 1) gaunt, wasted, or exhausted in appearance, as from prolonged suffering or strain; worn: the haggard faces of refugees[/ex] 2) wild; wild looking • Etymology: 1560–70; orig., wild female hawk. See hag I, ard… …   From formal English to slang

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