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jagged (comparative jaggeder, superlative jaggedest)

  1. Unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut.
    Synonyms: serrated; see also Thesaurus:notched
    • 1951 October, R. S. McNaught, “Lines of Approach”, in Railway Magazine, page 704:
      At last the first glimpse from a bridge of an open-top red bus, and a noticeable darkening of the atmosphere from the smoke of London: then the increasingly dingy stations with double-barrel names, set amid what has always been to me the outstanding feature of the "Premier Line" approach to London—the positively marvellous display of crazy chimney-pots on the grey inner suburban houses. As many as twenty, all of varying style, standing together like ranks of jagged teeth, and providing a Dickensian back-cloth which no other route can boast.
  2. Having a rough quality.
    Synonyms: scraggy; see also Thesaurus:rough
  3. (computing) Of an array, having a different cardinality in each dimension, such that a representation on paper would appear uneven.
    Synonym: ragged
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  • AHD: jăgd, IPA(key): /d͡ʒæɡd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æɡd

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  1. simple past and past participle of jag