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Definition of "indrawn" [in•drawn]

  • Drawn in or inward: an indrawn gasp. (adjective)
  • Introverted; withdrawn: "Her psychiatrist had pronounced her too tense and indrawn to endure a strange teacher” ( Louis Auchincloss). (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 "indrawn" in a sentence
  • "The eyes, slow of movement and heavy-lidded, were almost expressionless under the shaggy, indrawn brows."
  • "It was those weeping indrawn breaths that got you, ripping away your composure the way a crying baby summons panic, some involuntary response to the sound of another human body in anguish."
  • "Such innocence between anticipation and disappointment, a pale expanse of yielding flesh, an indrawn breath, the impossibility of discerning what to hope for."