Synonyms for haggardness
- wasting away
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAGGARDNESS
There was a trace of haggardness in her face that told him she, too, had spent a restless night.
Under the electric light at the dinner-table his haggardness was revealed.
She did not notice the haggardness of his face, nor the repetition of "Poor Langrishe."
I was quite startled at the oldness and haggardness of his appearance.
Dion was struck again by the strong mentality of her and by her haggardness.
She was looking into the fire and the haggardness of her face had softened.
He had been standing erect by the table, still with the smile toning his haggardness.
He had not shaved for three days, and a growth of stubbly beard intensified the haggardness that came of insufficient sleep.
Perhaps it was the blasts which increased the haggardness of aspect in the young man I have mentioned.
Thomas gazed with compassion on the haggardness that was seating itself on her sweet face.
1560s, "wild, unruly" (originally in reference to hawks), from Middle French haggard, probably from Old French faulcon hagard "wild falcon," literally "falcon of the woods," from Middle High German hag "hedge, copse, wood," from Proto-Germanic *hagon-, from PIE root *kagh- "to catch, seize;" also "wickerwork, fence" (see hedge). OED, however, finds this whole derivation "very doubtful." Sense perhaps reinforced by Low German hager "gaunt, haggard." Sense of "with a haunted expression" first recorded 1690s, that of "careworn" first recorded 1853. Sense influenced by association with hag. Related: Haggardly; haggardness.