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careworn

[ kair-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ ˈkɛərˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn /
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adjective

showing signs of care or worry; fatigued by trouble or anxiety; haggard: a careworn old woman.

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Origin of careworn

First recorded in 1820–30; care + worn
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careworn
/ (ˈkɛəˌwɔːn) /

adjective

showing signs of care, stress, worry, etc
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