Definition of "haggard" []

  • Appearing worn and exhausted; gaunt. (adjective)
  • Wild or distraught in appearance. (adjective)
  • Wild and intractable. Used of a hawk in falconry. (adjective)
  • An adult hawk captured for training. (noun)
  • Careworn or gaunt, as from lack of sleep, anxiety, or starvation (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Wild or unruly (adjective)
  • (of a hawk) having reached maturity in the wild before being caught (adjective)
  • A hawk that has reached maturity before being caught (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "haggard" in a sentence
  • "III. iii.260 (442,7) If I do prore her haggard] A _haggard_ hark, is a"
  • "Here and there a desperate thief, with hungry eyes and thin haggard face, was climbing down through the gap, in rash hope of possible treasure."
  • "ElBruce, it seems litigant retard thinks calling attention to Haggard still being gay is fight’n words. sounds like she has a personal stake in haggard’s ‘treatment’. do we have another ‘ex-gay’ con artist like buttblight? lol!"