Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wear

9 senses of wear

Sense 1
wear, have on -- (be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day")

Sense 2
wear, bear -- (have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 3
wear -- (have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 4
wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin -- (deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth")
       => deteriorate -- (become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated")

Sense 5
wear -- (have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 6
wear, hold out, endure -- (last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years")
       => last, endure -- (persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days")

Sense 7
break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart -- (go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely")
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")
          Phrasal Verb-> wear away#2; wear off#2; wear away#1

Sense 8
tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue -- (exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike")
       => indispose -- (cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed")

Sense 9
wear, put on, get into, don, assume -- (put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans")
       => dress, get dressed -- (put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?")

Antonyms of adj worn

2 senses of worn

Sense 1
worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

new (vs. worn) -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")
        => unweathered -- (not worn by exposure to the weather; "chemical weathering was beginning to attack the unweathered bedrock")

Sense 2
careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn -- (showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens)

INDIRECT (VIA tired) -> rested -- (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation")

Similarity of adj worn

2 senses of worn

Sense 1
worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")
       => aged -- (at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable); "aged rocks")
       => attrited -- (worn by rubbing or friction)
       => battered -- (damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat")
       => clapped out -- (worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people))
       => creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone -- (worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack")
       => dog-eared, eared -- (worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down; "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman; "an old book with dog-eared pages")
       => eroded, scoured -- (worn away as by water or ice or wind)
       => frayed -- (worn away or tattered along the edges; "frayed cuffs")
       => mangy, mangey -- (having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap; "a mangy carpet"; "a mangy old fur coat")
       => moth-eaten, mothy -- (worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths; "moth-eaten blankets")
       => played out -- (worn out; "a played out deck of cards")
       => ragged -- (being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp")
       => raddled, worn-out -- (used until no longer useful; "battered trumpets and raddled radios"; "worn-out shoes with flapping soles")
       => moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty -- (showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains")
       => scruffy, seedy -- (shabby and untidy; "a surge of ragged scruffy children"; "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain)
       => shopworn, shopsoiled -- (worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price")
       => tattered, tatterdemalion -- (worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince")
       => threadbare -- (having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs")
       => thumbed -- ((of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning; "well-thumbed pages of the dictionary")
       => vermiculate, worm-eaten, wormy -- (infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms)
       => waterworn -- ((of rocks especially) worn smooth by the action of water)
       => weather-beaten, weatherworn, weathered -- (worn by exposure to the weather; "a house of weathered shingles")
       => well-worn -- (showing signs of much wear or use)
          Also See-> old#2

Sense 2
careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn -- (showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens)
       => tired (vs. rested) -- (depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat")

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