What is another word for straggling?

Pronunciation: [stɹˈaɡlɪŋ] (IPA)

Straggling is a descriptive adjective that is used to refer to something that is spread out or scattered in a disorganized manner, such as plants, people, or animals. There are several synonyms for the word "straggling," and some of them include scattered, sparsely populated, disperse, patchy, dispersed, sparse, isolated, and unevenly distributed. These words can be used interchangeably depending on the context, and they generally convey the same idea of something being spread out or distributed in a non-uniform way. Whether you are describing plants growing in a field or people dispersing after an event, these synonyms for straggling will help you to paint a vivid picture with your words.

What are the hypernyms for Straggling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for straggling?

The antonyms for the word "straggling" are united, organized, neat, orderly, and cohesive. These words depict a sense of uniformity and symmetry that is absent in the term "straggling," which is associated with scattered or disorganized items or individuals. This may apply to formal settings such as events, where a unified and organized approach enhances efficiency and the overall appeal of the event. In general, these antonyms are useful in describing situations and phenomena where order, coherence, and harmony prevail, which can also be beneficial in personal and professional contexts.

What are the antonyms for Straggling?

  • adj.


Usage examples for Straggling

The following day we went to the churchyard together-Jamie and I. Over her grave he had dragged a rough boulder and on it in a straggling, unsteady, amateur hand were painted her initials and below them his own.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
From him, therefore, they learned that about a day's journey away there lay straggling villages, governed by petty kings, who were independent of one another; and afterwards, beyond a steep mountain, the domain of Fumba began, extending on the west and south of the great water.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Glenning noticed from the straggling houses and vacant lots that they were nearing the edge of town.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Straggling

  • Reeling up, blood streaming down his face from under his dented helmet, Conan glared dizzily at the profusion of destruction which spread before him. From crest to crest the dead lay strewn, a red carpet that choked the valley. It was like a red sea, with each wave a straggling line of corpses.
    Robert E. Howard
  • The boy was fully occupied with his own cogitations for the remainder of the ride, till we halted before the farmhouse garden gate. I watched to catch his impressions in his countenance. He surveyed the carved front and low-browed lattices, the straggling gooseberry bushes, and crooked firs, with solemn intentness, and then shook his head; his private feelings entirely disapproved of the exterior of his new abode. But he had sense to postpone complaining — there might be compensation within.
    Emily Brontë
  • Like to Diana in her summer-weed, Girt with a crimson robe of brightest dye, Goes fair Samela; Whiter than be the flocks that straggling feed When wash'd by Arethusa Fount they lie, Is fair Samela.
    Robert Greene (dramatist)
  • In the morning when we began straggling out in small parties on our way to the trial, several of us went down in the elevator with three entirely correct old gentlemen looking much alike in their sleekness, pinkness, baldness, glossiness of grooming, such stereotypes as no proletarian novelist of the time would have dared to use as the example of a capitalist monster in his novel. We were pale and tightfaced; our eyelids were swollen; no doubt in spite of hot coffee and cold baths, we looked rumpled, unkempt, disreputable, discredited, vaguely guilty, pretty well frayed out by then. The gentlemen regarded us glossily, then turned to each other. As we descended the many floors in silence, one of them said to the others in a cream-cheese voice, "It is very pleasant to know we may expect things to settle down properly again," and the others nodded with wise, smug, complacent faces. To this day, I can feel again my violent desire just to slap his whole slick face all over at once, hard, with the flat of my hand, or better, some kind of washing bat or any useful domestic appliance being applied where it would really make an impression — a butter paddle — something he would feel through that smug layer of too-well-fed fat.
    Katherine Anne Porter

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