The haggard or careworn sailor was wild and tired in appearance, with great dark circles under his eyes. His haggard and exhausted body showed years of hard labor in the wind and rain, which had carved many wrinkles into his old looking face. I could hardly believe it when I discovered that this haggard and wasted man was not yet 30 years of age.
Quiz: When might you be described as looking haggard?
- If you’d just been rescued after being stranded on an island for days.
- If you’d grown a beard and hadn’t trimmed or combed it in a week.
- If you’d suddenly been shaken awake by a powerful earthquake.