1. [ adjective ] showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
Synonyms: drawn worn careworn raddled

"looking careworn as she bent over her mending" "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness" "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

Related terms: tired
2. [ adjective ] very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Synonyms: gaunt bony emaciated pinched cadaverous wasted skeletal

"emaciated bony hands" "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys" "eyes were haggard and cavernous" "small pinched faces" kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Related terms: thin
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3419
4. [ noun ] (writing) British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
Synonyms: rider_haggard sir_henry_rider_haggard hagard
Related terms: writer
Similar spelling:   hagard