Definition of drawn in English:

drawn

verb

  • past participle of draw

adjective

  • (of a person) looking strained from illness, exhaustion, anxiety, or pain.

    ‘Cathy was pale and drawn and she looked tired out’
    • ‘Numbly peering at her drawn face, he drew back her sleeve without looking to feel for a pulse.’
    • ‘Cleo sat perched on a stool, looking drawn and anxious.’
    • ‘The worn canvas they hauled their belongings off with was nearly as haggard as their drawn expressions.’
    • ‘He had a drawn, gaunt face with a pair of extremely deep-set eyes.’
    • ‘Seated in the same room was the King himself, his tired and drawn face resting in his hand as he slowly massaged his own temples.’
    worn, pinched, haggard, gaunt, drained, wan, hollow-cheeked
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Pronunciation

drawn

/drɔːn/