- 1Extremely tired; exhausted: you look worn outMore example sentences
exhausted, fatigued, tired, tired out, weary, wearied, strained, drained, worn, drawn, wan, sapped, spent, careworn, haggard, hollow-cheeked, hollow-eyed, gaunt, pinched, pale, peaky, pasty-faced, washed out, ashen, blanched• informal worn to a frazzle, all in, done in, dog-tired, dead on one's feet, dead beat, fit to drop, played out, fagged out, shattered, bushed• rare fordone
- He appeared to be older than he actually was, gaunt and tired, worn-out and thin.
- Instead he comes across looking like a lazy, tired, worn-out Premier.
- Saying yes to everyone only makes you tired and worn-out.
- 2Damaged or shabby to the point of being no longer usable: worn-out shoesMore example sentences
shabby, well worn, worn, worn to shreds, threadbare, tattered, in tatters, in ribbons, in rags, in holes, holey, falling to pieces, falling apart at the seams, ragged, frayed, patched, moth-eaten, faded, seedy, shoddy, sorry, scruffy, dilapidated, crumbling, broken-down, run down, tumbledown, decrepit, deteriorated, on its last legs, having seen better days, time-wornBritish • informal grottyAustralian/New Zealand • informal warby• literary rent
- At the same time, the older, worn-out tools further damaged what little agriculture was on.
- Gabrielle works at nights washing car windows, and owns nothing but a pair of jeans, a couple of jumpers, a hat and a pair of worn-out shoes.
- At a party, I met Todd, another solo walker, and we were soon comparing the worn-out soles of our shoes.
- 2.1(Of an idea, method, or system) used so often or existing for so long as to be considered valueless: he portrayed the Tories as the party of worn-out ideasMore example sentences
obsolete, antiquated, old, well worn, stale, time-worn, hackneyed, banal, trite, overused, overworked, stereotyped, clichéd, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, commonplace, common, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, stock, conventional
- Last year's turbulence could also be seen as the rubric forces of the cosmic dance of Kali, crushing beneath her feet all that had to go - the baggage of the past, the worn-out belief systems and prejudices.
- ‘The industry's present state is due to its old and worn-out ideas,’ he says.
- On her view, such integration would help both architects and philosophers think of space in dynamic and creative, rather than static and worn-out ways.