Definition of craggy in English:



  • 1(of a landscape) having many crags:

    ‘a craggy coastline’
    • ‘It has a contrasting landscape ranging from beautiful and mesmerizing beaches to sprawling and craggy mountain ranges.’
    • ‘Varied landscapes - from plains to canyons to glaciers to lakes to craggy mountains - provide something for everyone.’
    • ‘But she shares with him an affinity for the craggy geological formations of the eastern Washington landscape.’
    • ‘The winter where the call of the Wild Hunt was first sounded, echoing off craggy ravines and nauseatingly high cliffs.’
    • ‘We will spend quality time on the sunny side of the Alps, with craggy bright-white mountains jutting out of smooth grassy meadows.’
    • ‘Vast expanses of craggy, snow-capped mountains, impressively silhouetted against bright blue skies.’
    • ‘It can evoke craggy mountains one moment, spidery cilia the next.’
    • ‘But over the craggy mountains separating Yugoslavia and Albania, a far less innocent traffic returned.’
    • ‘In a gaunt and craggy landscape the soft, well-rounded Magdalen weeps over her past.’
    • ‘Beneath the kitsch of the souvenir shops, Lourdes is raw and elemental; situated in rather gloomy inward-looking craggy mountains.’
    • ‘These mountains were much more craggy and rocky.’
    • ‘For some nature lovers, the craggy, volcanic landscape of Iceland is a paradise.’
    • ‘Northern Ireland is recognizable by its lush green countryside and stout mountains leading down to a steep and craggy shoreline.’
    • ‘It passes steel-blue waters, deep green forests and craggy mountains rising up to 2,500 feet, and you may see golden eagles.’
    • ‘Many of the drawings represent what appear to be an Italian town surrounded by craggy mountains and archeological ruins.’
    • ‘Green hills turned to blue-grey, a little more craggy here, a bit mountainous there.’
    • ‘Be especially wary of those craggy alpine roofscapes favored by current architectural fashion.’
    • ‘The shot resonated off the craggy mountain peaks behind Uncle Pete's home.’
    • ‘The Netherlands may be neat, but it doesn't have our happy mess of wolves and craggy mountains, and it never will.’
    • ‘It has virgin temperate woods, craggy desolate coastlines, fjords, glaciers and soft, rolling hills.’
    • ‘A stone bridge arcs over a waterway in one image and a craggy bit of coastline appears in another.’
    hilly, rocky, alpine, high, steep, precipitous
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    1. 1.1 (of a cliff or rock face) rough and uneven.
      • ‘In the Mediterranean, I've seen large, robust fig trees sprouting from craggy slopes and fractured rock cliffs.’
      • ‘It has steep, craggy slopes and can be reached from Glen Nevis via Meall.’
      • ‘An experienced climber shouted ‘safe’ from the top of a craggy rock face.’
      • ‘You'll quickly reach Petit Byahaut, a small bay surrounded by green hills and craggy cliffs.’
      • ‘Sen's camera surveys the craggy cliffs on top of which the massacre occurred.’
      • ‘A wave of dizziness swamped her as she stared down on craggy cliffs.’
      • ‘To this day it remains filled with placid, crystal waters lapping at the craggy hewn cliffs.’
      • ‘Here, 2450 people live outdoors at the foot of a craggy mountainside.’
      • ‘Mt Iron in particular shows signs of glaciation - rounded on its upstream face and steep and craggy on the downstream side.’
      • ‘This, we soon discovered, is a craggy ridge only four feet wide, with precipitous 1,500-foot drop-offs on both sides.’
      • ‘Picture the scene: the late afternoon sun is burnishing the craggy Cornish cliffs.’
      • ‘The desolate pine forests, craggy gullies and rugged desert country are all perfectly suited to this style of movie.’
      • ‘It was good to get on to the narrower path as it climbed north between craggy mountain walls to the summit.’
      • ‘Thrust together amid the stark, craggy cliffs of the Irish countryside, the three women confront old quarrels.’
      • ‘En route are wildflower meadows, rushing streams and staggering views of craggy peaks, cliffs and glaciers.’
      • ‘Dramatic walls - steep and craggy - rise up to between 200 meters and 600 meters marking the rim of the large caldera.’
      • ‘At last the climb moved above the forest line, and the path became a vertical craggy precipice.’
      • ‘Rock cakes take their name from their irregular craggy appearance, not from their consistency.’
      • ‘The Judean Desert, with it's dramatic, craggy cliffs, offers special opportunities for adventurous hikes, climbing, and rappelling.’
      • ‘They'd been chasing each other over the craggy cliffs, and that's when the shadow had passed over them.’
      rocky, rough, ragged, rugged, uneven, bumpy, stony, irregular, pitted, broken up, jagged, precipitous, cragged, rock-bound
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    2. 1.2 (of a man's face) rugged and rough-textured in an attractive way.
      • ‘Gray stubble had grown on Thrasher's craggy, angular face.’
      • ‘The craggy weather worn face had character and a person's life story was written there.’
      • ‘But Catlin - a tall, balding, 67-year-old M.D. with a handsomely craggy face - just frowns when I prod him.’
      • ‘Those who remember Jim will easily imagine the satisfied glint in his craggy face.’
      • ‘A team of sports types with craggy faces walk past our window going to their car.’
      • ‘His craggy visage stares from countless heroic portraits and statues.’
      • ‘His grey hair was thinning on top, and his face was craggy, angular.’
      • ‘But his craggy face looks somehow satisfied, as if he never expected anything else.’
      • ‘But his face is craggy from years in the wild, and his large hands are like paws.’
      • ‘It was an almost cheerful looking wizard, if that craggy old face being twisted into a smile could be called cheerful.’
      • ‘A shock of white hair sprouted from his scalp and his craggy face was accented by thick, bushy eyebrows.’
      • ‘Just one look at his craggy face would tell a man that John Davis had been places.’
      • ‘A weather-worn face, as craggy as the surrounding hills, grins out from beneath a grizzled beard.’
      • ‘He pushed back the hood and the early morning sun highlighted a craggy, chiseled face with almost colorless blue eyes.’
      • ‘The craggy face of the town's store manager was worry-worn and wrinkled with time.’
      • ‘As firelight flickers across his craggy face and sweat runs down his ample forehead, you can bet he's laughing manically.’
      • ‘With his craggy face and a pocketful of smokes, this mysterious new Marlboro Man is none other than: Bob Dole.’
      • ‘His craggy face is bright red, his hair wavy and mad-scientist spiky.’
      • ‘His itinerary is exhausting, and on the evening we meet he already looks tired, his craggy face drawn.’
      • ‘The Elder's eyes flashed, his wide face craggy with age, his cheekbones and jaw resolute.’
      rugged, rough-hewn, rough-textured, strong, manly, masculine
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