careworn careworn

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Amidst a happy spring of comicbooks and kite-flying, young Jon suffers a tragedy that turns him into an instant adult careworn and guilt-ridden.
  2. It's a serious, stern, responsible deed, To help an unfortunate soul in need, And your one reward, when you quiet his plaint, Is to feel like an opulent, careworn saint.
  3. As she sat in the convent's sunlit courtyard, in front on an untouched chocolate cake, a procession of careworn middle-aged women came up to her.

News

  • CPS building repurposing committee faces large task

    The letters on Crispus Attucks Elementary School’s sign have fallen off the brick, making it look like a scramble-board puzzle. The shuttered building is careworn. Most of the windows are boarded up. There’s graffiti. Attucks, at 38th and Dearborn, closed in 2008. It’s in the middle of open tracts of grassy land. This corridor was once home to thousands of public housing families. They are gone ...
    on September 28, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Quotes

  • "Ranji once spoke of players who 'went grey in the service of the game'," Haigh writes. "Tavare, slim, round-shouldered, with a faint moustache, looked careworn and world-weary from the moment he graduated to international cricket."
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Gideon Haigh Source: The Age

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