A person who looks careworn looks worried, tired, and unhappy.

In recent years his face had become craggy, somewhat careworn.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Careworn — Care worn , a. Worn or burdened with care; as, careworn look or face. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • careworn — index disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • careworn — 1828, from CARE (Cf. care) + WORN (Cf. worn) …   Etymology dictionary

  • careworn — worn, *haggard, pinched, wasted, cadaverous Analogous words: troubled, distressed (see TROUBLE vb): *lean, gaunt, scrawny, skinny: exhausted, fagged, jaded, tuckered (see TIRE vb) Antonyms: carefree …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • careworn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tired and unhappy because of prolonged worry …   English terms dictionary

  • careworn — [ker′wôrn΄] adj. worn out by, or showing the effects of, troubles and worry; haggard …   English World dictionary

  • careworn — adjective Date: 1790 showing the effect of grief or anxiety < a careworn face > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • careworn — /kair wawrn , wohrn /, adj. showing signs of care or worry; fatigued by trouble or anxiety; haggard: a careworn old woman. [1820 30; CARE + WORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • careworn — adjective Showing the signs of long term stresses. The weeks of working hard to look after his sick family left him looking careworn …   Wiktionary

  • careworn — care|worn [ˈkeəwo:n US ˈkerwo:rn] adj looking sad, worried, and tired ▪ a careworn expression …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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