careworn

adjective care·worn \ -ˌwȯrn \

Definition of careworn

: showing the effect of grief or anxiety
  • a careworn face

Examples of careworn in a Sentence

  1. He has a careworn face.

  2. He looks tired and careworn.

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First Known Use of careworn

1790


CAREWORN Defined for English Language Learners

careworn

adjective

Definition of careworn for English Language Learners

  • : looking sad, tired, or worried


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