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ragged is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ragged in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… connoted uh the ragged dirty-faced …”

meanings of ragged


  1. Faulty; lacking in skill, reliability, or organization.
  2. Of a data structure: having uneven levels.
  3. In tatters, having the texture broken.
  4. Harsh-sounding; having an unpleasant noise.
  5. Having rough edges; jagged or uneven.
  6. Wearing tattered clothes. a ragged fellow.
  7. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
  8. Performed in a syncopated manner, especially in ragtime.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rag.

ragged frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ragged occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ragged can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ragged can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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