Definition of Jagged

1. Adjective. Having a sharply uneven surface or outline. "Scraggy cliffs"

Exact synonyms: Jaggy, Scraggy
Similar to: Uneven
Derivative terms: Jaggedness, Jag



2. Adjective. Having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed.
Exact synonyms: Erose, Jaggy, Notched, Toothed
Similar to: Rough
Derivative terms: Jaggedness

Definition of Jagged

1. a. Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided; as, jagged rocks.

Definition of Jagged

1. Adjective. Unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a rough quality. ¹

3. Adjective. (computing) Of an array, having a different cardinality in each dimension, such that a representation on paper would appear uneven. ¹

4. Verb. (past of jag) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jagged

1. having a sharply uneven edge or surface [adj -GEDER, -GEDEST] : JAGGEDLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jagged

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jagaing
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jager
jagers
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jaggaries
jaggary
jagged (current term)
jaggeder
jaggedest
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jaggedy
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jaggerbush
jaggeries
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jaggery
jaggery palm
jaggheries
jagghery

Literary usage of Jagged

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Men call the joint the socket; this he crush'd And brake beside the tendons; all the flesh The jagged edge tore off; and on his knee The hero falling, sunk, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"stone, and the cist thus formed had been covered with jagged fragments of rock, over which earth was spread. This doll-like carving of antler is considered ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The specification then concludes with the claim, as follows: which leaves the edges of the paper thus sawed in a jagged condition, the action of the ..."

4. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats: Complete in One Volume by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats (1829)
"... as a storm is ponr'd From jagged clouds, out of their arrowy lashes, Tempering the cold and radiant air around, \Vith fire that is not brightness; ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... Bailey), which is a stronger plant, with wedge-ovate, jagged leaflets, long flower stalks, large flowers and leaf-like sepals. Figs. 697, 698. (2) 697. ..."

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