Search Result for "withered":
1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness;
- Example: "the old woman's shriveled skin"
- Example: "he looked shriveled and ill"
- Example: "a shrunken old man"
- Example: "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
- Example: "he did well despite his withered arm"
- Example: "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
[syn: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened]
2. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture;
- Example: "dried-up grass"
- Example: "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"
- Example: "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"
- Example: "withered vines"
[syn: dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wither \With"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Withered; p. pr. & vb. n. Withering.] [OE. wideren; probably the same word as wederen to weather (see Weather, v. & n.); or cf. G. verwittern to decay, to be weather-beaten, Lith. vysti to wither.] [1913 Webster] 1. To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up. [1913 Webster] Shall he hot pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? --Ezek. xvii. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin? away, as animal bodies. [1913 Webster] This is man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There was a man which had his hand withered. --Matt. xii. 10. [1913 Webster] Now warm in love, now with'ring in the grave. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away. "Names that must not wither." --Byron. [1913 Webster] States thrive or wither as moons wax and wane. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Withered \With"ered\, a. Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away. -- With"ered*ness, n. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "withered": Sanforized, adust, anile, atrophied, attenuated, baked, brittle, burnt, cadaverous, consumed, corky, corpselike, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, dehydrated, desiccated, doddered, doddering, doddery, dried, dried-up, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, evaporated, exsiccated, feeble, fossilized, gerontal, gerontic, haggard, hollow-eyed, infirm, jejune, marantic, marasmic, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mummified, mummylike, palsied, papery, papery-skinned, parched, parchmenty, peaked, peaky, pinched, poor, preshrunk, puny, ravaged with age, rickety, run to seed, rusty, scorched, sear, seared, senile, sere, shaky, shriveled, shriveled up, shrunk, shrunken, skeletal, starved, starveling, stricken in years, sun-dried, sunbaked, tabetic, tabid, thin, timeworn, tottering, tottery, underfed, undernourished, wasted, wasted away, weak, weazened, weazeny, wilted, wind-dried, wizen, wizen-faced, wizened, wraithlike, wrinkled