washed-out definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- faded in color, specif. from washing
- Informal tired; spiritless
- Informal tired-looking; pale and wan
washed-out definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Lacking color or intensity; faded.
- Exhausted or tired-looking.
- Having dropped a project or an enterprise or having been dropped from one: a washed-out officer candidate.
washed-out - Phrases/Idioms
Faded in color; also, lacking animation. For example, This carpet is all washed out from the sun, or He looks all washed out. [Late 1700s; early 1800s] Also see wash out, def. 3.