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Webster 1828 Edition


Bedraggled

BEDRAG'GLED

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Soiled by reaching the dirt, in walking.

Definition 2020


bedraggled

bedraggled

English

Adjective

bedraggled (comparative more bedraggled, superlative most bedraggled)

  1. Wet and limp; unkempt.
  2. Decaying, decrepit or dilapidated.
    • 1919, Saki, The Toys of Peace and Other Papers
      She is only coming to gloat over my bedraggled and flowerless borders and to sing the praises of her own detestably over-cultivated garden. I’m sick of being told that it’s the envy of the neighbourhood; it’s like everything else that belongs to her—her car, her dinner-parties, even her headaches, they are all superlative; no one else ever had anything like them.

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Verb

bedraggled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bedraggle