[ US /ˈdʒæɡd/ ]
  1. having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    the jagged outline of the crags
    scraggy cliffs
  2. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
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How To Use jagged In A Sentence

  • The papyri are broken and illegible; you must assemble an intelligible jigsaw from jagged fragments, truncated lines and eroded ink. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
  • The jagged rock he'd sought was three feet up the incline, inviting, tantalizing him with its nearness.
  • To complain is to rage against a jagged edge in a world you feel ought to be smooth. Times, Sunday Times
  • The result: a spare, jagged, supremely efficient novel (183 pages) that, although utterly lacking in exposition, lays bare an entire world of workaday lowlifes trying to get by on the fringes of organized crime. New Fiction
  • But he said it was unclear whether the bulge indicated a jagged break in the wing or a mirage caused by atmospheric distortion.
  • They passed a marble stair that spiraled up from the mud and ended jaggedly in air.
  • However, die-hard Simpsons fans are boycotting the promotion, upset that each box of Krusty O's doesn't come with a jagged metal Krusty O that will hospitalise them in the same way that Bart was in episode 125. Now The Pagans Gun For Homer Simpson
  • The left winglet had torn away, leaving a jagged stump, the left wing had bent upward, and along its upper surface some of the skin was separating from the internal structure. William Langewiesche on the Amazon air crash
  • The interior is lush and mountainous with sharp and jagged peaks made soft on the eye by endless vegetation. Times, Sunday Times
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