1. Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.
Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look. --Dryden.
1. Falconry A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
2. A fierce, intractable creature.
I have loved this proud disdainful haggard. --Shak.
3. A hag. [Obs.]
Hag·gard, n. A stackyard. [Prov. Eng.]
adj 1: showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or
suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her
mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from
sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face";
"shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young
face"- Charles Dickens [syn: careworn, drawn, raddled,
2: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;
"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" [syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated,
gaunt, pinched, skeletal, wasted]
n : British writer noted for romantic adventure novels
(1856-1925) [syn: Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider