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Aged vs Ragged - What's the difference?

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Aged is a related term of ragged.

As adjectives the difference between aged and ragged

is that aged is while ragged is rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.

As a verb ragged is





(en adjective)
  • Old.
  • Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
  • Alternative forms

    * (disyllabic only)


  • (uncountable) Old people, collectively.
  • Verb

  • (age)
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Having the age of. (primarily non-US)
  • Aged 18, he had no idea what would happen next.
  • * 1865 October 6, “ Court of Special Sessions”, in The New York Times :
  • John Mathews, aged about 18, stood at the bar with his hands in his pockets, alike indifferent to a verdict of acquittal or guilty.
  • * 2012 March 22, Amy Chozick, “ As Young Lose Interest in Cars, G.M. Turns to MTV for Help”, in The New York Times :
  • Forty-six percent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they would choose Internet access over owning a car, according to the research firm Gartner.


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    (Webster 1913)


  • (rag)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.
  • a ragged coat
    a ragged sail
  • Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
  • ragged rocks
  • Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
  • * (rfdate) .
  • A ragged noise of mirth.
  • Wearing tattered clothes.
  • a ragged fellow
  • Rough; shaggy; rugged.
  • * (rfdate), .
  • What shepherd owns those ragged sheep?
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 19 , author=Paul fletcher , title=Blackpool 1-2 West Ham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Allardyce's side had led at the break through a Carlton Cole strike but after Thomas Ince - son of former Hammers midfielder Paul - levelled shortly after the restart, the match became increasingly stretched and ragged .}}

    Derived terms

    * ragged lady * raggedly * raggedness * ragged robin * ragged sailor * ragged school


    * English heteronyms