AskDefine | Define wizened

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wizened \Wiz"ened\, a. Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; weazen; as, a wizened old man. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wizened adj : lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy gray hair" [syn: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen]

English

Adjective

wizened
  1. withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
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