One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- past participle of draw
(of a person) looking strained from illness, exhaustion, anxiety, or pain.‘Cathy was pale and drawn and she looked tired out’
worn, pinched, haggard, gaunt, drained, wan, hollow-cheekedView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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