adjective Date: 1727 1. left wet and limp by or as if by rain 2. soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud 3. dilapidated <
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  • bedraggled — index disordered Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bedraggled — 1727, pp. adjective from BEDRAGGLE (Cf. bedraggle) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • bedraggled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ dishevelled …   English terms dictionary

  • bedraggled — [[t]bɪdræ̱g(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is bedraggled looks untidy because they have got wet or dirty. He looked weary and bedraggled. ...a bedraggled group of journalists. Syn: scruffy …   English dictionary

  • bedraggled — adjective 1. limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud (Freq. 2) the beggar s bedraggled clothes scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts • Syn: ↑draggled • Similar to: ↑dirty, ↑soiled, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedraggled — Bedraggle Be*drag gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedraggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedraggling}.] To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedraggled — be·drag·gled (bĭ drăgʹəld) adj. 1. a. Wet; limp. b. Soiled by or as if by having been dragged through mud. 2. Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated: a street of bedraggled tenements. * * * …   Universalium

  • bedraggled — be|drag|gled [bıˈdrægəld] adj looking untidy, wet, and dirty, especially because you have been out in the rain ▪ Exhausted soldiers crawled into camp, frozen and bedraggled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedraggled — adjective looking untidy and dirty, especially because you have been out in the rain: She came in wet and bedraggled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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