wizened


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wiz·ened

 (wĭz′ənd)
adj.
Withered; wizen.
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wizened

(ˈwɪzənd) or

wizen

adj
shrivelled, wrinkled, or dried up, esp with age
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wiz•ened

(ˈwɪz ənd, ˈwi zənd)

adj.
withered; shriveled: wizened features.
[1505–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wizened - lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
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wizened

adjective wrinkled, lined, worn, withered, dried up, shrivelled, gnarled, shrunken, sere (archaic) a little wizened old fellow with no teeth
rounded, smooth, swollen, plump, bloated, turgid
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Translations

wizened

[ˈwɪznd] ADJarrugado, marchito
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wizened

[ˈwɪzənd] adjratatiné(e)
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wizened

adjverhutzelt, verschrumpelt
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wizened

[ˈwɪznd] adjraggrinzito/a
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References in classic literature ?
"My goodness me!" cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened of the pair.
Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.
He was old, too, wizened with age, and the hair on his face was gray.
Chanticleer himself, though stalking on two stilt-like legs, with the dignity of interminable descent in all his gestures, was hardly bigger than an ordinary partridge; his two wives were about the size of quails; and as for the one chicken, it looked small enough to be still in the egg, and, at the same time, sufficiently old, withered, wizened, and experienced, to have been founder of the antiquated race.
"He's terrible," said Emma Jane, "but awfully wizened and small."
I called to mind the theory that an innate physical deficiency is seldom without its moral counterpart, and I wondered how far this would apply to the deaf-mute at my side, who was ill-grown, wizened, and puny into the bargain.
Every nincompoop in the land rushed into free print, floating their wizened little egos into the public eye on the surge of Brissenden's greatness.
But lo and behold, Mistress Blythe, Henry looks up at me, with those bright old black eyes of his in his wizened face and says, says he, `Tell me something I don't know, Jim Boyd, if you want to give me information.
She was the abject wreck of a beautiful woman, wizened, prematurely aged.
The messenger had had to go no further than the door, he came back, followed by a man whom he introduced to Jurgis as "Comrade Ostrinski." Comrade Ostrinski was a little man, scarcely up to Jurgis's shoulder, wizened and wrinkled, very ugly, and slightly lame.
Just look at her husband--that tall, wizened Prussian there, with the stick in his hand.
The wind was so nipping that the ivy-leaves had become wizened and gray, each tapping incessantly upon its neighbour with a disquieting stir of her nerves.