careworn

adjective
care·​worn | \-ˌwȯrn \

Definition of careworn 

: showing the effect of grief or anxiety a careworn face

Examples of careworn in a Sentence

He has a careworn face. He looks tired and careworn.

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Most startling is the president’s face, which — in contrast to his youthful, slim body — looks careworn and grim. Rhonda Garelick, The Cut, "Michelle Obama’s Mount Rushmore Moment," 14 Feb. 2018 Pallid and careworn, this woman is easy to overlook. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "'Ironbound' at the Geffen Playhouse: An immigrant's portrait, painted with piercing realism," 9 Feb. 2018 The renovated, expanded Woodland State Theatre is scheduled to open June 30, nearly three years after the project first was announced and seven years after the then-careworn 1937 Streamline Moderne movie house ended its original run. Carla Meyer, sacbee.com, "Historic local movie theater to reopen with electric recliners, beer and wine," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of careworn

1790, in the meaning defined above

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careworn

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of careworn

: looking sad, tired, or worried

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