Synonyms for withered

Synonyms for (adjective) withered

Synonyms: withered, wizen, wizened, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken

Definition: lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

Usage: 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 grey hair

Similar words: thin, lean

Definition: lacking excess flesh

Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare


Synonyms: dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered

Definition: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

Usage: dried-up grass; the desert was edged with sere vegetation; shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings; withered vines

Similar words: dry

Definition: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

Usage: dry land; dry clothes; a dry climate; dry splintery boards; a dry river bed; the paint is dry