Pronunciation: (rag'id),[key] —adj. 1. clothed in tattered garments: a ragged old man. 2. torn or worn to rags; tattered: ragged clothing. 3. shaggy, as an animal, its coat, etc.
4. having loose or hanging shreds or fragmentary bits: a ragged wound. 5. full of rough or sharp projections; jagged: ragged stones. 6. in a wild or neglected state: a ragged garden. 7. rough, imperfect, or faulty: a ragged piece of work. 8. harsh, as sound, the voice, etc.
9. (of a column of type) set or printed with one side unjustified; either flush left with the right side unjustified (rag'ged right') or flush right with the left side unjustified (rag'ged left').