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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosht-out, wawsht-]
    • /ˈwɑːʃt aʊt/
    • /wɒʃt ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosht-out, wawsht-]
    • /ˈwɑːʃt aʊt/

Definitions of washed-out word

  • adjective washed-out faded, especially from washing. 1
  • adjective washed-out Informal. weary; exhausted. tired-looking; wan. 1
  • adjective washed-out Washed-out colours are very pale. 0
  • adjective washed-out If someone looks washed-out, they look very tired and lacking in energy. 0
  • adjective washed-out faded or colourless 0
  • adjective washed-out exhausted, esp when being pale in appearance 0

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Origin of washed-out

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Washed-out


washed-out popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for washed-out

adj washed-out

  • albino — An albino is a person or animal with very white skin, white hair, and pink eyes.
  • all gone — finished, used up
  • all in — If you say that you are all in, you mean that you are extremely tired.
  • bilious — If someone describes the appearance of something as bilious, they mean that they think it looks unpleasant and rather disgusting.
  • dead tired — Very tired; completely exhausted.

noun washed-out

  • blonde — A woman who has blonde hair has pale-coloured hair. Blonde hair can be very light brown or light yellow. The form blond is used when describing men.
  • leucous — White; albino.

adjective washed-out

  • etiolated — (of a plant) pale and drawn out due to a lack of light.
  • exhausted — Drained of one's physical or mental resources; very tired.
  • faded — to lose brightness or vividness of color.
  • forceless — Without force.
  • lightened — to become less severe, stringent, or harsh; ease up: Border inspections have lightened recently.

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