bedraggled bedraggled  /bɪd ˈræ ɡəld/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud
  2. (adj) in deplorable condition

Usage(s):

  1. An idealistic, charismatic and compassionate politician comes out of nowhere to be elected Governor of a somewhat bedraggled Southern state.
  2. When he came out, he looked bedraggled, said the official: He looked like a homeless man at the bus station.
  3. Ever and anon some bedraggled trader would manage to squeeze from the press of bodies and jump on the seat to scream his offers.

News

  • Top GSK exec appears on Chinese news program

    A TOP GlaxoSmithKline executive in China was filmed in a bedraggled state "confessing" to bribery claims at Britain's biggest drugmaker on Chinese state TV. Chinese police have accused GSK of being a "criminal godfather" and "ringleader" in a bribery s...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: MedCity News

Quotes

  1. "They've won a baseball World Series now, so they're not so bedraggled," Jackson said, smiling.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: Boston Herald

  2. "I'm trying to take the bedraggled hipster and make him look less bedraggled," Ms. Kaling said. "Is that offensive?"
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Mindy Kaling Source: New York Times

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