- n British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
- s showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
- s very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
eyes were haggard and cavernous
- Daisy was struck by how pale and haggard the soldier was.
- The poor, haggard man crouched with fear in the corner.
- The critic opined that it was a haggard rendition of a very fine piece of music.
- Andrea in Telegraph.co.uk
Andrea Baccarelli, the lead researcher at the University of Milan in Italy, said: "Heavy alcohol users tend to look haggard, and it is commonly thought heavy drinking leads to premature ageing and earlier onset of diseases of ageing."