careworn

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Etymology[edit]

A man looking careworn as he waits to be interviewed for a job at the Lockheed Corporation in Los Angeles, California, USA, in April 1940. (From the collection of the US National Archives and Records Administration.)

care +‎ worn.

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Adjective[edit]

careworn (comparative more careworn, superlative most careworn)

  1. Showing the signs of long-term stress; tired and haggard due to prolonged worry.
    The weeks of working hard to look after his sick family left him looking careworn.