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tired-looking Line breaks: tired-looking

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Definition of tired-looking in English:

adjective

1Appearing in need of sleep or rest: his face was haggard and tired-looking
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  • She had, suddenly, a serious expression on her tired-looking face.
  • The door opened a moment later, swinging away from me to reveal a very tired-looking Juan.
  • The tug-of-war game held in the evening had groups of tired-looking ad guys at both ends.
1.1No longer fresh or in good condition: a cluster of miserable and tired-looking roses her designs are just the thing to breathe new life into tired-looking curtains
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  • The bare patches around the goal posts with sparse, tired-looking yellow grass were soon carpeted green.
  • They're just the thing to breathe new life into tired-looking pillows, curtains, scarves.
  • Crouching underneath two huge, tired-looking horse chestnut trees, we were overawed by the treasure trove among the fallen leaves.

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