Definition of jagged in English:

jagged

adjective

  • With rough, sharp points protruding.

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

Late Middle English: from jag.

Pronunciation

jagged

/ˈdʒaɡɪd/