be|drag|gled [bıˈdrægəld] adj
looking untidy, wet, and dirty, especially because you have been out in the rain
Exhausted soldiers crawled into camp, frozen and bedraggled.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • bedraggled — adjective 1. limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud (Freq. 2) the beggar s bedraggled clothes scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts • Syn: ↑draggled • Similar to: ↑dirty, ↑soiled, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bedraggled — adjective Date: 1727 1. left wet and limp by or as if by rain 2. soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud 3. dilapidated < bedraggled buildings > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedraggled — be·drag·gled (bĭ drăgʹəld) adj. 1. a. Wet; limp. b. Soiled by or as if by having been dragged through mud. 2. Being in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated: a street of bedraggled tenements. * * * …   Universalium

  • bedraggled — adjective looking untidy and dirty, especially because you have been out in the rain: She came in wet and bedraggled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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