haggard vs raddled what difference

what is difference between haggard and raddled



  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæɡ.əd/
  • (US) enPR: hăg-ərd’ IPA(key): /ˈhæɡ.ɚd/
  • Rhymes: -æɡə(ɹ)d

Etymology 1

From Middle French haggard, from Old French faulcon hagard (wild falcon) ( > French hagard (dazed)), from Middle High German hag (coppice) ( > archaic German Hag (hedge, grove)). Akin to Frankish *hagia ( > French haie (hedge))


haggard (comparative more haggard, superlative most haggard)

  1. Looking exhausted, worried, or poor in condition
    • 1685, John Dryden, The Despairing Lover
      Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look.
  2. (of an animal) Wild or untamed
Derived terms
  • haggardly
  • haggardness


haggard (plural haggards)

  1. (falconry) A hunting bird captured as an adult.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3 Scene 1
      No, truly, Ursula, she is too disdainful;
      I know her spirits are as coy and wild
      As haggards of the rock.
    • 1856, John Henry Walsh, Manual of British Rural Sports
      HAGGARDS may be trapped in this country but with the square-net, or the bow-net, but in either case great difficulty is experienced
  2. (falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
  3. (obsolete) A fierce, intractable creature.
  4. (obsolete) A hag.
    • 1699, Samuel Garth, The Dispensary
      In a dark Grott the baleful Haggard lay,
      Breathing black Vengeance, and infecting Day

Etymology 2

Old Norse heygarðr (hay-yard)


haggard (plural haggards)

  1. (dialect, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland) A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
    He tuk a slew [swerve] round the haggard [1]




raddled (comparative more raddled, superlative most raddled)

  1. Worn-out and broken-down.
    • 1890, Henry James, The Tragic Muse.
      In the end her divine voice would crack, screaming to foreign ears and antipodal barbarians, and her clever manner would lose all quality, simplified to a few unmistakable knock-down dodges. Then she would be at the fine climax of life and glory, still young and insatiate, but already coarse, hard and raddled, with nothing left to do and nothing left to do it with, the remaining years all before her and the raison d’etre all behind. It would be curious and magnificent and grotesque.


  • See Thesaurus:weak or Thesaurus:deteriorated

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