Definition of bedraggled in English:

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bedraggled

Pronunciation: /bəˈdraɡəld/

adjective

Dirty and disheveled: we got there, tired and bedraggled
More example sentences
  • The poor garden is looking bedraggled: dry and dishevelled.
  • He had dragged himself from the bed in a tangle of blankets, his hair tousled and bedraggled like a farmer's hay stack that had been left out in the rain.
  • Jamie grunted, combing down his long, bedraggled, messy hair with his hand.
Synonyms
disheveled, disordered, untidy, unkempt, tousled, disarranged, in a mess, mussed

Derivatives

bedraggle

verb
Example sentences
  • It bedraggles the Calla lilies, leaving them tattered at the edges and browned like vintage fabric.
  • At 6 p.m., the audition procedure, the most bedraggling and stressful portion of the festival for some began.
  • Winter jasmine is doggedly flowering on the fence by the chicken house in spite of rain which bedraggles the fragile petals.

Origin

Early 18th century: from be- 'thoroughly' + draggle + -ed2.

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