- showing signs of care or worry; fatigued by trouble or anxiety; haggard: a careworn old woman.
Origin of careworn
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Examples from the Web for careworn
His clothes were travel stained, and he appeared haggard and careworn.
With all this, the population was poor-looking and careworn.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
The careworn man at the head of my horse was utterly in the dark.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
His face was thin and careworn, and his eyes had an uncertain, restless look in them.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
The cook might well be careworn, for cookery was the Major's hobby.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
- showing signs of care, stress, worry, etc
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Word Origin and History for careworn
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