When I googled やさぐれる I got a lot of cat pictures for some reason...


To sulk/be peevish; to become desperate out of hopelessness

「やさぐれる」 is the verbalization of 「やさぐれ」which means “runaway child” and originally it simply meant “to run away from home.” However, in time, it became confused with 「ぐれる」which means “to stray from the right path” and thus took on its present meaning.