raggedness :

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  • n  a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
  • n  shabbiness by virtue of being in rags

  • There was no raggedness when, partly as a taunt to Nazi Germany, he led them through a scherzo by Jewish Felix Mendelssohn.
  • There is no way of escaping immediate diagnosis when faced with what King Lear called "loop'd and window'd raggedness.
  • But its deliberate raggedness reflects Tweedy's newfound confidence in both his writing and the band's musicianship.

  • Julia Gillard in The Australian
    Ms Gillard said the Government was looking old and tired, "and there is a raggedness and loss of control".
  • Manohla Dargis in New York Times
    While 'Hancock' is far from perfect - it feels overly rushed, particularly toward its chaotic end - it has a raggedness that speaks honestly to the fundamental human fragility that makes the greatest heroes super,Manohla Dargis wrote in The...
  • Randy Carlyle in Los Angeles Times
    I thought we had lots of energy,Carlyle said. "We showed some raggedness at the end of the second period. We started turning the puck over at the blue line. I think we had about four turnovers. It started on the penalty killing where we...

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