1. having lost freshness or brilliance of color
    faded jeans
    sun-bleached deck chairs
    washy colors
    a very pale washed-out blue
  2. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    the day's shopping left her exhausted
    only worn-out horses and cattle
    you look worn out
    was fagged and sweaty
    he went to bed dog-tired
    felt completely washed-out
    the trembling of his played out limbs
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How To Use washed-out In A Sentence

  • Though there were no reports of major damage, railway transport was interrupted in several places by rockslides or washed-out bridges.
  • There are more troubles with outdoor, brightly sunlit scenes, where colors tend to look a bit washed-out and faded.
  • The sky was a washed-out blue, thin strips of cloud apparently hanging motionless, as if time had stopped. THE LAST TEMPTATION
  • The laserdisc and VHS versions were severely washed-out; but here every color is perfectly tweaked, except for some of the blues, which seem to pop a little unnaturally.
  • The roof is a reddish orange color, the walls washed-out gold, and all trimmed in wood a shade or two darker than the roof.
  • At the same time, he varies his drawing styles: In some, Wilson is distinctly gnomish or cartoony; in others, he's thinner and more normal-looking -- even as some chapters are in color, some in black and white, and several in a washed-out monochromatic blue or pink. Daniel Clowes's new graphic novel "Wilson," reviewed by Michael Dirda
  • He looked awful; his skin was pale and his washed-out eyes had disturbingly-dark circles under them.
  • Living room sofas in washed-out red twill with yellow piping are balanced by yellow armchairs with red piping.
  • From the floor of the second pitch, the water gurgles down a tight rift, but our route is along a traverse following a washed-out shale band.
  • Sitting next to Nancy was a paler, washed-out version of Taylor.
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