Synonyms for (adjective) worn

Synonyms: careworn, worn, drawn, haggard, raddled

Definition: showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

Usage: 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- Charles Dickens

Similar words: tired

Definition: depleted of strength or energy

Usage: tired mothers with crying babies; too tired to eat


Synonyms: worn

Definition: affected by wear; damaged by long use

Usage: worn threads on the screw; a worn suit; the worn pockets on the jacket

Similar words: aged

Definition: at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)

Usage: aged rocks


Similar words: attrited

Definition: worn by rubbing or friction


Similar words: battered

Definition: damaged especially by hard usage

Usage: his battered old hat


Similar words: clapped out

Definition: worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people)


Similar words: woebegone, run-down, decrepit, derelict, creaky, flea-bitten

Definition: worn and broken down by hard use

Usage: 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


Similar words: eared, dog-eared

Definition: worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down

Usage: a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down-Clifton Fadiman; an old book with dog-eared pages


Similar words: scoured, eroded

Definition: worn away as by water or ice or wind


Similar words: frayed

Definition: worn away or tattered along the edges

Usage: frayed cuffs


Similar words: mangey, mangy

Definition: having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap

Usage: a mangy carpet; a mangy old fur coat


Similar words: moth-eaten, mothy

Definition: worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths

Usage: moth-eaten blankets


Similar words: played out

Definition: worn out

Usage: a played out deck of cards


Similar words: ragged

Definition: being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn

Usage: clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's; a ragged tramp


Similar words: raddled, worn-out

Definition: used until no longer useful

Usage: battered trumpets and raddled radios; worn-out shoes with flapping soles


Similar words: ratty, tatty, moth-eaten, shabby

Definition: showing signs of wear and tear

Usage: a ratty old overcoat; shabby furniture; an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains


Similar words: scruffy, seedy

Definition: shabby and untidy

Usage: a surge of ragged scruffy children; he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin- Mark Twain


Similar words: shopsoiled, shopworn

Definition: worn or faded from being on display in a store

Usage: shopworn merchandise at half price


Similar words: tatterdemalion, tattered

Definition: worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing

Usage: a man in a tattered shirt; the tattered flag; tied up in tattered brown paper; a tattered barefoot boy; a tatterdemalion prince


Similar words: threadbare

Definition: having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

Usage: threadbare rugs


Similar words: thumbed

Definition: (of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning

Usage: well-thumbed pages of the dictionary


Similar words: worm-eaten, wormy, vermiculate

Definition: infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms


Similar words: waterworn

Definition: (of rocks especially) worn smooth by the action of water


Similar words: weather-beaten, weathered, weatherworn

Definition: worn by exposure to the weather

Usage: a house of weathered shingles


Similar words: well-worn

Definition: showing signs of much wear or use