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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.

RELATED WORDS

spare, skinny, lean, pale, wan, ashen, drawn, emaciated, exhausted, faded, fatigued, gaunt, ghastly, lank, pallid, scrawny, shrunken, thin, tired, wasted

Nearby words

caressively, caret, caretaker, carew, carew, thomas, careworn, carex, carey, carey coombs murmur, carey street, carfare

Origin of careworn

First recorded in 1820–30; care + worn
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British Dictionary definitions for careworn

careworn

/ (ˈkɛəˌwɔːn) /

adjective

showing signs of care, stress, worry, etc
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Word Origin and History for careworn

careworn


adj.

1828, from care (n.) + worn.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper