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washed-out

[wosht-out, wawsht-] /ˈwɒʃtˈaʊt, ˈwɔʃt-/
adjective
1.
faded, especially from washing.
2.
Informal.
  1. weary; exhausted.
  2. tired-looking; wan.
Origin of washed-out
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • We live in a washed-out PC world where nobody in government wants to say the wrong thing so they say nothing at all.

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