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Meaning of word haggard from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

haggard   noun

Meaning : British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925).

Synonyms : rider haggard, sir henry rider haggard

haggard   adjective

Meaning : Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.

Example : Looking careworn as she bent over her mending.
Her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness.
That raddled but still noble face.
Shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face.

Synonyms : careworn, drawn, raddled, worn

Meaning : Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold.

Example : A nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys.
Eyes were haggard and cavernous.
Small pinched faces.
Kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration.

Synonyms : cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, pinched, skeletal, wasted