washed-out

[ wosht-out, wawsht- ]
/ ˈwɒʃtˈaʊt, ˈwɔʃt- /

adjective

faded, especially from washing.
Informal.
  1. weary; exhausted.
  2. tired-looking; wan.

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Origin of washed-out

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for washed-out

washed out

adjective (washed-out when prenominal)

faded or colourless
exhausted, esp when being pale in appearance
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Idioms and Phrases with washed-out

washed out

Faded in color; also, lacking animation. For example, This carpet is all washed out from the sun, or He looks all washed out. [Late 1700s; early 1800s] Also see wash out, def. 3.

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