strag|gly [ `strægli ] adjective
growing in a messy way

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • straggly — [strag′ llē] adj. stragglier, straggliest spread out in a straggling, irregular way …   English World dictionary

  • straggly — [[t]stræ̱gəli[/t]] ADJ GRADED Straggly hair or a straggly plant is thin and grows or spreads out untidily in different directions. Her long fair hair was knotted and straggly... The yard held a few straggly bushes …   English dictionary

  • straggly — UK [ˈstræɡ(ə)lɪ] / US adjective Word forms straggly : adjective straggly comparative stragglier superlative straggliest growing in an untidy way a straggly hedge …   English dictionary

  • straggly — adjective 1. spreading out in different directions sprawling handwriting straggling branches straggly hair • Syn: ↑sprawling, ↑straggling, ↑rambling • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • straggly — adjective (stragglier; est) Date: 1818 spread out or scattered irregularly < a straggly beard > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • straggly — adj. Straggly is used with these nouns: ↑beard …   Collocations dictionary

  • straggly — strag|gly [ˈstrægəli] adj growing untidily and spreading out in different directions ▪ straggly hair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • straggly — adjective growing untidily and spreading out in different directions: a straggly moustache …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • straggly — straggle ► VERB 1) trail slowly behind the person or people in front. 2) grow or spread out in an irregular, untidy way. ► NOUN ▪ an irregular and untidy group. DERIVATIVES straggler noun straggly adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • straggly — /strag lee/, adj., stragglier, straggliest. straggling; rambling. [1865 70; STRAGGLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • straggly — adjective Spread around in a chaotic and disorganized manner. See Also: straggle …   Wiktionary

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