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wizened

[ wiz-uh nd; wee-zuh nd ]SEE DEFINITION OF wizened

Synonyms for wizened

  • diminished
  • gnarled
  • lean
  • macerated
  • mummified
  • old
  • reduced
  • shrunk
  • shrunken
  • wilted
  • withered
  • worn
  • wrinkled
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Antonyms for wizened

  • moist
  • smooth
  • unwrinkled
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WIZENED

The wizened little headman was as cheerful and lively and vigorous as ever.

She took the old woman in her arms and kissed her wizened cheeks.

He was a wizened, old man with shreds of white wool on his chin.

And infected by the fear in that wizened voice, Barbara flew.

He looked in the glass, and found himself to be yellow, and wrinkled, and wizened.

In the corner old Tom himself could be seen, a wizened figure of wrath.

His face looked old and wizened and haunted from the strain.

Her face was pale and wizened, but neither hard nor furrowed.

He was wizened in appearance and lightly built, but as hard as nails.

The wizened one glanced up with a keen expression about his eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wisnian, weosnian "to wither," cognate with Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanen "to dry up, shrivel, wither;" German verwesen "to decay, rot." Related: Wizened.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WIZENED

emaciated

adjectiveundernourished; thin
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