- 1Faded by or as if by sunlight or repeated washing: washed-out jeansMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 faceMore example sentences
wan, pallid, pale, white, grey, pasty, pasty-faced, anaemic, colourless, bloodless, drawn, haggard, blanched, drained, pinched, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, chalky, chalk-white, waxy, waxen, sickly, sallow, whey-faced, ghostly, deathlike, deathly pale, as white as a sheet, looking as if one has seen a ghost• rare lymphaticexhausted, tired (out), worn out, weary, fatigued, spent, drained, enfeebled, enervated, run down• informal all in, done in, dead on one's feet, dead, dog-tired, played out, knocked out, bushed, fagged (out), beat, zonked, like death warmed up• rare etiolated
- 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.