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[wosht-out, wawsht-]
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  1. faded, especially from washing.
  2. Informal.
    1. weary; exhausted.
    2. tired-looking; wan.
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Origin of washed-out

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for washed-out

colorless, drained, drawn, dull, fatigued, pale, pallid, run-down, shopworn, tattered, threadbare, tired, worn, etiolated, lusterless

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  • She had a faded, washed-out look, and her hair was thinning out.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Yes, he said; I know that they have a washed-out and ridiculous appearance.

  • Allingham handed her the slip of washed-out paper that still lay on his desk.

    A Woman for Mayor

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Our men have become pulpy, washed-out, sore-corroded shadows of men.

  • The trail was an old one, and the sloping, washed-out rut was deep.