Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rag

6 senses of rag

Sense 1
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate -- (treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")
       => harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke -- (annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers")

Sense 2
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 3
rag -- (play in ragtime; "rag that old tune")
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

Sense 4
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride -- (harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

Sense 5
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast -- (censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Sense 6
rag -- (break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Antonyms of adj ragged

3 senses of ragged

Sense 1
ragged -- (being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp")

INDIRECT (VIA worn) -> new -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")

Sense 2
ragged -- (worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged")

INDIRECT (VIA tired) -> rested -- (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation")

Sense 3
ragged -- (having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line")

INDIRECT (VIA uneven) -> even -- (being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window")

Similarity of adj ragged

3 senses of ragged

Sense 1
ragged -- (being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp")
       => worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

Sense 2
ragged -- (worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged")
       => tired (vs. rested) -- (depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat")

Sense 3
ragged -- (having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line")
       => uneven (vs. even) -- (not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain")

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