Definition of wrinkly in US English:



  • Having many lines or folds.

    ‘he's old and wrinkly’
    • ‘A couple lockers down was a boy, about 5'5, with scruffy brown hair, wearing rumpled blue jeans and a wrinkly white t-shirt, looking as though he'd just fallen out of bed.’
    • ‘My face had little wrinkly lines on it from how much I had cried the night before.’
    • ‘I've noticed recently that I'm starting to look a bit wrinkly around the eyes and although I'll probably still smother Oil of Olay on the suspected areas, I don't fear the aging process quite so much.’
    • ‘When he saw his grandson and Josie stand and begin to dance, a smile spread across his old, wrinkly face.’
    • ‘Family myth says that when we went to the cinema, my dad would make you painstakingly unwrap any sweets before the film began so as not to disturb people with wrinkly cellophane noises during the show.’
    • ‘Endowed with pinkish-gray, wrinkly skin, scant hair, and long buck teeth, naked mole-rats aren't likely to win any beauty contests.’
    • ‘Her skin is brown and wrinkly and saggy from spending too much time in the sun.’
    • ‘The danger, of course, is that, if we're not careful, golf clubs are going to end up as mere refuges for increasingly grey and increasingly wrinkly sections of society.’
    • ‘In any case, the dog should be kept as clean as possible, particularly in wrinkly areas, to help prevent irritations in the skin folds.’
    • ‘She pulled on a light wind jacket to cover her wrinkly shirt and laced up her shoes.’
    • ‘Growers sell their produce direct to the consumer making them better value than supermarket organics and fresher than the sad ritual display of wrinkly produce that lingers in some wholefood shops.’
    • ‘She wore purple pajama bottoms that were kind of dirty, very wrinkly and had little moons on them.’
    • ‘Mangoes with slightly wrinkly skin are the sweetest ones.’
    • ‘‘I don't even know what I should be looking for,’ he remarked, turning the wrinkly, yellow, age old pages.’
    • ‘The 1970s were more earnest: health officials used advertising to caution against everything from the hazards of pregnancy, smoking and food hygiene to wrinkly tights.’
    • ‘She's convinced that no matter how hard she works out, the skin that covers her taut biceps is growing daily more slack and wrinkly.’
    • ‘Mr Black's wrinkly face screwed up to such a degree that he looked like a sun dried tomato.’
    • ‘The speaker was an old, wrinkly man with smiling, dark eyes and curly gray hair.’
    • ‘Last I remember of it, it had several torn and wrinkly pages and the cover was folded and worn out.’
    • ‘She now lives in Palm Springs, the desert oasis associated with super-rich and wrinkly superstars.’
    wrinkled, crinkled, crumpled, rumpled, creased, crimped, corrugated, fluted, gathered, puckered, furrowed, ridged, grooved, rippled, wavy, kinked, kinky
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