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Definition of 'haggard'


  1. British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
       Synonyms: Rider Haggard Sir Henry Rider Haggard


  1. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "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"- Charles Dickens
       Synonyms: careworn drawn raddled worn
  2. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "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: bony cadaverous emaciated gaunt pinched skeletal wasted

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