Definition of washed out in English:

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washed out

Pronunciation: /ˌwɒʃt ˈaʊt/


1Faded by or as if by sunlight or repeated washing: washed-out jeans
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  • She was dressed in washed-out blue jeans that seemed to hug all the right places.
  • Warm reds, oranges and yellows fade to washed-out blues and muted greens, as the situations change and soulful jazz underscores moments of levity and pain.
  • There are more troubles with outdoor, brightly sunlit scenes, where colors tend to look a bit washed-out and faded.
pale, light, flat, drab, grey, muted, lacklustre, lustreless, watery
1.1(Of a person) pale and tired: he had pale grey eyes that made him appear tired and washed-out a middle-aged woman with a worn, washed-out face
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  • Sitting next to Nancy was a paler, washed-out version of Taylor.
  • He looked awful; his skin was pale and his washed-out eyes had disturbingly-dark circles under them.
  • Her father was his normal, sedated self, perhaps mildly drunk, looking around the room as if he were in a dream, his pale, washed-out features expressionless.

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