1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

the day's shopping left her exhausted


he went to bed dog-tired


was fagged and sweaty


the trembling of his played out limbs


felt completely washed-out


only worn-out horses and cattle


you look worn out

Similar to: ↑tired
2. used until no longer useful

battered trumpets and raddled radios


worn-out shoes with flapping soles

Syn: ↑raddled
Similar to: ↑worn

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • worn-out — worn / worn out [adj] used, tired beat, burned out*, bushed*, busted*, clichéd, consumed, depleted, destroyed, deteriorated, drained, drawn, effete, exhausted, fatigued, frayed, gone, hackneyed, had it*, haggard, jaded, kaput*, knocked out*, old …   New thesaurus

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  • worn-out — worn out; worn out·ness; …   English syllables

  • worn-out — worn′ out′ adj. 1) worn or used beyond repair 2) depleted of energy, strength, or enthusiasm; exhausted; fatigued • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

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