Definition of 'haggard'
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- British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
Synonyms: Rider Haggard Sir Henry Rider Haggard
- 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
- 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