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Definition 1: affected by wear; damaged by long use - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worn threads on the screw
  • a worn suit
  • the worn pockets on the jacket

(worn is similar to ...) showing signs of much wear or use

(worn is similar to ...) used until no longer useful

"battered trumpets and raddled radios" "worn-out shoes with flapping soles"

(worn is similar to ...) showing signs of wear and tear

"a ratty old overcoat" "shabby furniture" "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

(worn is similar to ...) shabby and untidy

"a surge of ragged scruffy children" "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"

(worn is similar to ...) worn or faded from being on display in a store

"shopworn merchandise at half price"

(worn is similar to ...) worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing

"a man in a tattered shirt" "the tattered flag" "tied up in tattered brown paper" "a tattered barefoot boy" "a tatterdemalion prince"

(worn is similar to ...) having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

"threadbare rugs"

(worn is similar to ...) (of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning

"well-thumbed pages of the dictionary"

(worn is similar to ...) infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms

(worn is similar to ...) (of rocks especially) worn smooth by the action of water

(worn is similar to ...) worn by exposure to the weather

"a house of weathered shingles"

(worn is similar to ...) being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn

"clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's" "a ragged tramp"

(worn is similar to ...) worn out

"a played out deck of cards"

(worn is similar to ...) at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)

"aged rocks"

(worn is similar to ...) worn by rubbing or friction

(worn is similar to ...) damaged especially by hard usage

"his battered old hat"

(worn is similar to ...) worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people)

(worn is similar to ...) worn and broken down by hard use

"a creaky shack" "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape" "a flea-bitten sofa" "a run-down neighborhood" "a woebegone old shack"

(worn is similar to ...) worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down

"a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down" "an old book with dog-eared pages"

(worn is similar to ...) worn away as by water or ice or wind

(worn is similar to ...) worn away or tattered along the edges

"frayed cuffs"

(worn is similar to ...) having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap

"a mangy carpet" "a mangy old fur coat"

(worn is similar to ...) worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths

"moth-eaten blankets"

(means also ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

Definition 2: showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where worn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
  • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
  • that raddled but still noble face
  • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face

Synonyms for worn in the sense of this definition

(worn is similar to ...) depleted of strength or energy

"tired mothers with crying babies" "too tired to eat"

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