haggard definition

  • adjective:
    • showing up used and fatigued; gaunt.
    • Wild or distraught in features.
    • Wild and intractable. Applied of a hawk in falconry.
    • searching fatigued and unwell, in bad problem
    • crazy or untamed
    • crazy or intractable; disposed to-break from task; wild.
    • Having the phrase of just one lost by want or struggling; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or lost by discomfort; crazy and wasted, or nervous in features.
    • showing the wearing ramifications of overwork or care or struggling
    • very thin specifically from disease or appetite or cool
  • noun:
    • a grownup hawk grabbed for education.
    • A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
    • A hunting bird captured as a grown-up.
    • A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
    • A fierce, intractable creature.
    • A hag.
    • A stackyard.
    • A hawk; particularly, in falconry, a wild hawk caught when with its adult plumage.
    • A hag; an ugly old lady; also, a wanton.
    • A stack-yard.
    • Brit publisher noted for intimate adventure books (1856-1925)
  • others:
    • crazy; intractable: said of a hawk or falcon.
    • therefore wild; lawless; wanton; profligate.
    • Wild-looking, as from prolonged suffering, terror, or desire; careworn; gaunt; wildly staring.
    • Desperately crazy; reckless: with reference to an act.
    • Synonyms Grim, Grisly, etc. (identify ghastly); slim, worn out, squandered (especially in countenance).

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