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English adjective: withered

1. withered lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness


SamplesThe old woman's shriveled skin.
He looked shriveled and ill.
A shrunken old man.
A lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws.
He did well despite his withered arm.
A wizened little man with frizzy grey hair.


Synonymsshriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, wizen, wizened


Similarlean, thin


Antonymsfat

2. withered (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture


SamplesDried-up grass.
The desert was edged with sere vegetation.
Shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings.
Withered vines.


Synonymsdried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled


Similardry


Domain categorybotany, flora, vegetation


Antonymswet









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