One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pair of ragged jeans’
tattered, in tatters, torn, ripped, split, in holes, holey, moth-eaten, frayed, worn, worn out, well worn, worn to shreds, falling to pieces, threadbare, the worse for wear, patched, scruffy, shabby, decrepit, old
2‘a ragged child’
dressed in rags, shabby, unkempt
British down at heel
3‘a ragged coastline’
jagged, craggy, rugged, uneven, rough, irregular, broken
serrated, sawtooth, saw-edged, notched, nicked, indented
technical crenulate, crenulated, denticulate, denticulated, dentate, crenate, crenated, serrate, serrulate
4‘the ragged remnants of an expedition sought refuge in the village’
disorganized, in disarray, confused, in confusion, disordered, disorderly
muddled, jumbled, in a jumble, in a muddle, straggling, straggly, fragmented
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