Definition of jagged in English:



  • With rough, sharp points protruding:

    ‘the jagged edges gashed their fingers’
    figurative ‘her jagged nerves’
    • ‘Up ahead the skyline is jagged with the crags of Simon's Seat high on Barden Moor.’
    • ‘It's fairly even, and the good thing about having thick hair is that it isn't noticeable when the ends are jagged.’
    • ‘The knife has been described as having a six or seven-inch blade with a jagged edge down one side only.’
    • ‘Some look out over jagged urban skyscapes, while others survey open green countryside.’
    • ‘All I saw was jagged branches of bare, lifeless trees pointing towards a dull gray sky.’
    • ‘We got there as the sky was darkening and incredibly bright, jagged flashes of pink lightning sheeted across the sky.’
    • ‘A walk along our curved bay hides the minutely jagged edges of a coast dissolving in the mist.’
    • ‘Niall was clearing the remaining jagged edges of glass from the windows and banging on the side of the wreck in the hope of some response.’
    • ‘Lacking foothills, it appears to shoot straight up into the sky, its jagged granite peaks floating above the clouds.’
    • ‘The city is beautifully located in the heart of the Pyrenees, with jagged peaks visible from almost any part of town.’
    • ‘I went hiking and I saw jagged cliffs, rolling tundra and delicate purple saxifrage.’
    • ‘The sign was on a random piece of wood with jagged edges, like it had been broken off something.’
    • ‘They clambered up the jagged stones and tried not to slide down on spiky ones on the ways down.’
    • ‘A drunk yelled, smashing the end of a bottle on top of the counter, the jagged edges pointed at me.’
    • ‘The other side however is broken in about 4 parts and jagged bits of bone are sticking out.’
    • ‘A wind whistled through the jagged rocks and the growl of thunder rolled around the mountain slopes.’
    • ‘Stuck at a boring party early in the film, de Van goes for a stroll out back and trips, cutting herself on some jagged metal.’
    • ‘A canine tooth had fragmented long ago and jagged spikes of it were embedded in the animal's infected gums.’
    • ‘The edges of the tattered hull weren't jagged or serrated like a normal gash caused by a rocket or something more powerful than a normal laser.’
    • ‘As more jagged ribbons of lightening above set the sky alight, Ely swore aloud as he was blinded.’
    spiky, spiked, barbed, snaggy, nicked, pointed, ragged, craggy, rough, uneven, irregular, broken
    serrated, sawtooth, saw-edged, toothed, notched, indented, denticulate
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Late Middle English: from jag.