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  1. having lost brightness, intensity, volume, etc., as of light, color, or sound:She was wearing a faded polyester skirt.

  2. having lost freshness, vigor, strength, or health:Regular removal of faded flowers is often needed to keep annuals blooming.

  1. having gradually disappeared or died out:The movie’s main theme is the resuscitation of faded love.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of fade.

Origin of faded


Other words from faded

  • fad·ed·ly, adverb
  • fad·ed·ness, noun
  • un·fad·ed, adjective
  • well-fad·ed, adjective

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How to use faded in a sentence

  • But neither are Jim Webb or Carly Fiorina—or any of the other faded stars floating a potential candidacy to remain relevant.

    2016’s Clown Car Contenders | David Freedlander | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • Venice is a City of the Past, and wears her faded yet queenly robes more gracefully by night than by day.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • Yet he realized that Mrs. Chepstow was looking less faded, younger, more beautiful than when last he had been with her.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens