[ US /ˈwaɪzənd/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪzənd/ ]
  1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    he looked shriveled and ill
    a shrunken old man
    a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
    a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
    the old woman's shriveled skin
    he did well despite his withered arm
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How To Use wizened In A Sentence

  • These wizened men, who have seen more of life than I wish to imagine, become silent guardians. Ben Colclough: Walking on top of the world
  • She complained of a headache, and she looked old and wizened.
  • Lachlan didna ken what father meant, and the heart wes wizened in the breist o 'him wi' pride an 'diveenity. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush
  • When you turn on your TV, you may see a wizened old man making plebs laugh with his bad wigs and big chin, but we see someone else entirely.
  • Now wizened, and hopefully wiser too, he still is not able to leave an impression on anybody except two real nincompoops in the film.
  • His wizened features were very even and his grey hair so abundantly thick and wavy as to make him look almost top-heavy. THE MARSHAL AND THE MURDERER
  • A wizened man in white shirt and white tucked-up dhoti, with a dark green headcloth, put thatch on the roof of the beachside pavilion.
  • The wizened old men are bracing themselves for the coming conflict.
  • She props up her skeletal frame, wizened beyond her 48 years, with spindly arms wrapped around a twisted cane.
  • In the centre was a small wizened bulb like a tiny onion.
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