washed out


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

washed out

adj (washed-out when prenominal)
1. (Art Terms) faded or colourless
2. exhausted, esp when being pale in appearance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

washed out

adjective
1. pale, light, flat, mat, muted, drab, lacklustre, watery, lustreless The room was now dull and flat with washed-out colours.
2. wan, drawn, pale, pinched, blanched, haggard, bloodless, colourless, pallid, anaemic, ashen, chalky, peaky, deathly pale She tried to hide her washed-out face behind large, dark glasses.
3. faded, bleached, blanched, colourless, stonewashed a washed-out blue denim jacket
4. exhausted, drained, worn-out, tired-out, spent, drawn, done in (informal), all in (slang), fatigued, wiped out (informal), weary, knackered (slang), clapped out (Austral. & N.Z. informal), dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead on your feet (informal) She looked washed-out and listless.
exhausted alert, lively, refreshed, energetic, perky, chirpy, sprightly, zippy (informal), full of beans (informal), full of pep (informal)
Translations

washed out

adj pred, washed-out
adj attr (inf)erledigt (inf), → schlapp (inf); to feel washed outsich wie ausgelaugt fühlen (inf); to look washed outmitgenommen aussehen
References in periodicals archive ?
It is the first time since 1992, when Meltham played Kirkheaton (also at Elland), that the final has been washed out totally - that year it was eventually played on September 13 after two wash-outs - although Scholes' victory over Elland at Hullen Edge in 1996 was also rain-affected and had to be finished over two nights when rain intervened during the first innings.
Durham were cosily beaten by Warwickshire in their opener and Sunday's second outing at Worcester was washed out.
City's games were washed out for three weeks in a row in June, along with almost all the other fixtures in A1.