Definition for wizened (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of wizen
Examples from the Web for wizened
On this day, I think back to an interview I conducted several years ago with a tiny, wizened woman named Tran Thi Nhut.My Lai 45 Years Later—And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan|Nick Turse|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As one wizened figure in The Dragon-Song Chronicle puts it, “Magic is not the only power in this world.”This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More|Mythili Rao|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She sighs exasperatedly and dispenses surprisingly lucid advice like a wizened old veteran.Chloe Moretz as Carrie & More Badass Roles (Video)|Melissa Leon|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While no one was looking, Darth Vader has been replaced by a wizened, if still ornery, Grandpa Munster.
The old picture of a hustler is a wizened guy, standing on a street corner selling some assortment of unsavory goods.
There came a tap at the door, and the wizened and somewhat cross face of a middle-aged woman appeared.Girls of the True Blue|L. T. Meade
He was a wizened little chap, with scrawny neck and protruding Adam's apple.The Man Who Rocked the Earth|Arthur Train
Wizened grandfathers and stolid large-eyed children ate and panted in the suffocating heat, and gorged again.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
Turkey seemed to be a hulking clod and Toot was wizened and shrill-voiced and sharp.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
A child with a wizened little old face, and with a skeleton body which was powerless from the waist down.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
British Dictionary definitions for wizened (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for wizened (2 of 3)
Word Origin for wizen
British Dictionary definitions for wizened (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for wizened
Old English wisnian, weosnian "to wither," cognate with Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanen "to dry up, shrivel, wither;" German verwesen "to decay, rot." Related: Wizened.