haggard

[hag-erd]
adjective
1.
having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn: the haggard faces of the tired troops.
2.
wild; wild-looking: haggard eyes.
3.
Falconry. (especially of a hawk caught after it has attained adult plumage) untamed.
noun
4.
Falconry. a wild or untamed hawk caught after it has assumed adult plumage.

Origin:
1560–70; orig., wild female hawk. See hag1, -ard

haggardly, adverb
haggardness, noun


1. emaciated, drawn, hollow-eyed.


1. robust.
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Haggard

[hag-erd]
noun
(Sir) H(enry) Rider, 1856–1925, English novelist.
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haggard1 (ˈhæɡəd)
 
adj
1.  careworn or gaunt, as from lack of sleep, anxiety, or starvation
2.  wild or unruly
3.  (of a hawk) having reached maturity in the wild before being caught
 
n
4.  falconry eyas Compare passage hawk a hawk that has reached maturity before being caught
 
[C16: from Old French hagard wild; perhaps related to hedge]
 
'haggardly1
 
adv
 
'haggardness1
 
n

haggard2 (ˈhæɡərd)
 
n
(in Ireland and the Isle of Man) an enclosure beside a farmhouse in which crops are stored
 
[C16: related to Old Norse heygarthr, from hey hay + garthr yard]

Haggard (ˈhæɡəd)
 
n
Sir (Henry) Rider. 1856--1925, British author of romantic adventure stories, including King Solomon's Mines (1885)

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haggard
1567, "wild, unruly," from M.Fr. haggard, probably from O.Fr. faulcon hagard "wild falcon," lit. "falcon of the woods," from M.H.G. hag "hedge, copse, wood," from P.Gmc. *khag-. Sense perhaps reinforced by Low Ger. hager "gaunt, haggard." Sense of "with a haunted expression" first recorded 1697, that
of "careworn" first recorded 1853. Sense infl. by association with hag (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Make up can make you look young and fresh, or older, or haggard.
Looking haggard, he said "no comment" when reporters asked him if he
  had anything to say to his family.
Some carried in their arms their babies, some carried only a memory in their
  haggard eyes.
Every place we stopped, curious natives gathered to stare at the muddy, wobbly
  little car and its haggard occupants.
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