Someone who is haggard looks exhausted and worn out, exactly how you'd expect someone who's been lost at sea for days to look.

A haggard appearance is usually the result of a long, harrowing ordeal, like getting lost in the woods or being stranded in the woods for days. An emotional ordeal, like losing a loved one, can also give someone a haggard appearance if they forget to eat, sleep, and take care of themselves. Whatever the ordeal, it will make the person look absolutely awful — pale, gaunt, disheveled, exhausted with dark circles under their eyes and wild, unruly hair.

Definitions of haggard
  1. adjective
    showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    synonyms: careworn, drawn, raddled, worn
    depleted of strength or energy
  2. adjective
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    “eyes were haggard and cavernous”
    synonyms: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, pinched, skeletal, wasted
    lean, thin
    lacking excess flesh
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