Bedraggled vs Rampage - What's the difference?

bedraggled | rampage |

As verbs the difference between bedraggled and rampage

is that bedraggled is (bedraggle) while rampage is to move about wildly or violently.

As an adjective bedraggled

is wet and limp; unkempt.

As a noun rampage is

a course of violent, frenzied action.




(en adjective)
  • wet and limp; unkempt
  • decaying, decrepit or dilapidated
  • * 1919 , (Saki), The Toys of Peace and Other Papers
  • She is only coming to gloat over my bedraggled and flowerless borders and to sing the praises of her own detestably over-cultivated garden. I’m sick of being told that it’s the envy of the neighbourhood; it’s like everything else that belongs to her—her car, her dinner-parties, even her headaches, they are all superlative; no one else ever had anything like them.

    Derived terms

    * bedraggledly * bedraggledness


  • (bedraggle)
  • rampage


    * (Running amok)


    (en noun)
  • A course of violent, frenzied action.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=Blast after blast, fiery outbreak after fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within,


  • To move about wildly or violently
  • * 2014 , Ian Black, " Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
  • It is a sunny morning in Amman and the three uniformed judges in Jordan’s state security court are briskly working their way through a pile of slim grey folders on the bench before them. Each details the charges against 25 or so defendants accused of supporting the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis), now rampaging across Syria and Iraq under their sinister black banners and sending nervous jitters across the Arab world.

    Derived terms

    * go on the rampage