Someone who is haggard looks exhausted and worn out, exactly how you'd expect someone who's been lost at sea for days to look.
- Pronunciation: /'hæɡɚd/
- English description: showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
- Synonyms: careworn
- Chinese Translation: 憔悴的(qiao2 cui4 de)
- Spanish Translation: ojeroso
- ORIGIN: A haggard appearance is usually the result of a long, harrowing ordeal, like getting lost in the woods or being stranded in the woods for days. An emotional ordeal, like losing a loved one, can also give someone a haggard appearance if they forget to eat, sleep, and take care of themselves. Whatever the ordeal, it will make the person look absolutely awful — pale, gaunt, disheveled, exhausted with dark circles under their eyes and wild, unruly hair.
- The haggard youngsters hadn’t had a hearty meal in days, he said.
- He became a tall, wiry man with a haggard face and glowing red eyes.
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