py, unkempt, untidy, dowdy, frumpish, frumpy; scrag-gly, shaggy; needy, lacking, down-and-out, indigent, poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken.
2. tattered, shredded, worn to shreds or pieces, scrappy, Scot. duddy; rent, torn, ripped, split out at the seams; worn, frayed, Inf. frazzled, raveled, unraveled, threadbare, the worse for wear.
3. jagged, barbed, spurred, spinous, spiny, spinifer-ous, spinigerous, thorny, bristly, spiculate, pointy, snaggy, studded; notched, notchy, serrated, serrate, serriform, saw-toothed, toothed; craggy, rugged, ridged, rugose, scraggy, nicked, chipped, uneven, irregular.
4. rough, abrasive, scratchy, raspish, grating, scraping, chafing; corroded, fretted, gnawed or eaten away, erose, eroded.
5. deteriorated, dilapidated, degenerate, degenerated, degraded, run-down; neglected, abandoned, desolate, forgotten; abused, battered, broken, Inf. beat-up.
6. faulty, defective, imperfect, marginal, substandard, inferior; unpolished, unfinished.
7. harsh, grating, strident, stridulous, stridulant, raucous; rasping, stertorous, gritting, griding, scraping, scratchy, scratching; hoarse, croaky, croaking, squawky; screeching, creaky, creaking, screaky, screaking, rusty; clanking, jangling, jarring, twangy, twanging; discordant, dissonant, absonant, cacophonous, disharmonious, unmelodic, unmusical. raging, adj. 1. enraged, wrathful, wroth, irate, ireful, very angry; incensed, fuming, infuriated, Rare, infuriate, furious; inflamed, flaming, flaring, flared up, heated, red-hot, white-hot; distraught, overwrought, upset, feverish, hysterical, irrational; violent, unrestrained, uncontrollable; ranting, raving, storming, foaming at the mouth, rabid, fanatical, frenzied; frantic, crazed, Pathol, delirious, mad, Inf. wild, out of one's mind, beside oneself.
2. violent, strong, savage, turbulent, wild, rough; roaring, howling, wailing, thundering; stormy, tempestuous, squally, squallish; blustering, blustery, windy, gusty, blowing; ebullient, boiling, foaming, seething, ragpicker, n. ragman; scavenger, garbage collector, trash man, street cleaner; Chiefly Brit, rag-and-bone man, junk peddler, rag dealer. raid, n. 1. attack, assault, onset, onslaught; incursion, invasion, inroad, razzia, irruption; intrusion, encroachment, trespass, (by police) SI. bust; foray, charge, thrust, sortie, sally; expedition, operation, encounter, offensive, skirmish.
2. sack, sacking, pillage, plundering, rapine, depredation, spoliation, despoliation, despoilment, Obs. direption; ravaging, harrying, marauding, foraging, looting; ravishment, seizure, grab, rape.
-v. 3. assault, attack, assail, rush, storm; fall upon, set upon, pounce upon, strike at, march upon, swoop down upon, descend upon, (by police) SI. bust.
4. invade, intrude, encroach, trespass; (usu. of cattle) rustle, Inf poach, deerjack.
5. plunder, pillage, loot, forage, sack, rifle, ransack, gut, strip; despoil, desolate, devastate, lay waste, wreak havoc upon. raider, n. 1. pillager, plunderer, marauder, despoiler, depredator; ransacker, sacker, looter, rifler, forager; invader, attacker, assaulter, assailant.
2. pirate, rover, viking, corsair, buccaneer, privateer; freebooter, rapparee, (in the Scottish Highlands) cateran; kidnapper, abductor, rustler, hijacker; predator.
3. highwayman, footpad, SI. yegg or yeggman, bandit, Sp. bandolero, Southwest U.S. ladrone, Australian. bushranger, brigand, picaroon, desperado, outlaw.
4. robber, burglar, thief, stealer, Inf. crook.