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Definition of "careworn" [care•worn]

  • Showing the effects of worry, anxiety, or burdensome responsibility: the parent's careworn face. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "careworn" in a sentence
  • "“He does repent,” she said to herself, recalling the careworn face."
  • ""He does repent," she said to herself, recalling the careworn face."
  • ""You look --" began Constance -- but "careworn" was a risky term and she stopped."