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Definition of "bedraggled" [bedraggled]

  • Wet; limp. (adjective)
  • Soiled by or as if by having been dragged through mud. (adjective)
  • Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated: a street of bedraggled tenements. (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.

Use "bedraggled" in a sentence
  • "If you look up the word bedraggled in the dictionary, there will be an image of my 4 rain soaked scrawny birds, standing on one foot, so close together they look attached."
  • "Every time I saw her getting homelier and kind of bedraggled like, I said to myself, well, I've saved Peter from that at any rate."
  • "The Irish News was quick to replace the loss of Susan McKay with the equally impressive columnist, Fionnuala O'Connor, author of 'first article, she examines the possible repercussions of the British Conservative Party's link-up with the' bedraggled 'link of Unionism, Reg Empey's Ulster Unionist Party, under the bizarre UCUNF label."