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 for Ragged
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rag \Rag\ (r[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ragged (r[a^]gd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ragging (r[a^]g"g[i^]ng).]
     To become tattered. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ragged \Rag"ged\ (r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag, n.]
     1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken;
        as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
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     2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough;
        jagged; as, ragged rocks.
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     3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.]
        "A ragged noise of mirth." --Herbert.
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     4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
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     5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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              What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden.
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     Ragged lady (Bot.), the fennel flower ({Nigella
     Ragged robin (Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis
        ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome
        flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
     Ragged sailor (Bot.), prince's feather ({Polygonum
     Ragged school, a free school for poor children, where they
        are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first
        because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster] Raggie

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn;
             "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
      2: worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged"
      3: having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right
         margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  220 Moby Thesaurus words for "ragged":
     all in, bad, badgered, baited, battered, beat-up, bedeviled,
     bedraggled, beset, blowzy, brassy, brazen, broken-down, bugged,
     bullyragged, capricious, careless, changeable, changing, chintzy,
     chivied, choked, choppy, cleft, cloven, coarse, corrugated,
     cracked, cragged, craggy, crinkled, croaking, croaky, crumpled,
     cut, deteriorated, deviating, deviative, deviatory, deviled,
     different, dilapidated, discordant, disordered, disorderly,
     divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dog-tired, dogged,
     dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, drabbletailed, draggled,
     draggletailed, dry, erose, erratic, exhausted, fagged out,
     fatigued, frayed, frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy,
     full of holes, grating, gravelly, grubby, gruff, guttural,
     harassed, harried, harsh, harsh-sounding, heckled, hectored,
     hoarse, holey, hounded, husky, imperfect, impulsive, in pieces,
     in rags, in shreds, in tatters, inconsistent, inconstant, informal,
     ironbound, irregular, jagged, jaggy, jerky, lacerate, lacerated,
     loose, lumpen, mangled, mercurial, messy, metallic, motley, mussy,
     mutable, mutilated, needled, neglected, negligent, nicked,
     nipped at, nonconformist, nonstandard, nonuniform, notched, patchy,
     persecuted, pestered, picked on, plagued, pluralistic, poky,
     pooped out, poor, quartered, raggedy, rasping, ratty, raucid,
     raucous, rent, ridged, ripped, riven, rockbound, rocky, rough,
     roupy, rude, rugged, rugose, rugous, ruinous, run-down,
     saw-toothed, sawtooth, scragged, scraggly, scraggy, scratchy,
     scruffy, seedy, serrate, serrated, severed, shabby, shaggy, shoddy,
     shredded, slack, slatternly, slipshod, slit, sloppy, slovenly,
     sluttish, snagged, snaggled, snaggy, sordid, spasmodic, spent,
     splintered, split, sporadic, squalid, squawking, squawky,
     stertorous, stony, strangled, tacky, tattered, tatty, teased,
     thick, threadbare, throaty, tinny, tired, toothed, tormented, torn,
     unequable, unequal, uneven, unkempt, unneat, unorthodox, unsightly,
     unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, untidy, ununiform, variable,
     variegated, variform, various, varying, wavering, weary, worn out,
     worried, wrinkled, zigzag

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