1. withered

adjective. ['ˈwɪðɝd'] lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.


  • wizen
  • shrivelled
  • lean
  • thin
  • shriveled
  • shrunken


  • increased
  • endomorphic
  • mesomorphic
  • straighten

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Words that Rhyme with Withered

  • weathered

How do you pronounce withered?

Pronounce withered as ˈwɪðərd.

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Example sentences of the word withered

1. Verb, past tense
Discard any that are old and withered or that show signs of rot or disease.

2. Adjective
Deadhead the hydrangeas in the summer by removing only the withered flower heads.

3. Verb, past participle
Begin harvesting in late summer only when the tops of the onion stalks have withered and fallen off.

Quotes containing the word withered

1. Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler

2. Who is to decide which is the grimmer sight: withered hearts, or empty skulls?
- Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

3. Flowers that grow where old ones have withered serve to remind us that death will one day come to us all.
- Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

2. withered

adjective. ['ˈwɪðɝd'] (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture.


  • sere
  • dry
  • sear
  • shrivelled
  • shriveled


  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • sufficient
  • stand still