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Damaged vs Roadworn - What's the difference?

damaged | roadworn |

As a verb damaged

is (damage).

As an adjective roadworn is

worn out by long travel on roads, or (figurative) in a damaged or depleted state due to constant or prolonged usage or exertion.

damaged

English

Verb

(head)
  • (damage)
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "damaged" is often applied: building, house, home, bridge, tree, street, road, vehicle, car, aircraft, ship, machine, goods, merchandize, material, stock, book, document, file, hard disk, skin, hair, tissue, joint, cartilage, baggage, reputation.

    roadworn

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Worn out by long travel on roads, or (figurative) in a damaged or depleted state due to constant or prolonged usage or exertion.
  • * 2001 , Mark Anthony, The Dark Remains , Bantam Spectra (2001), ISBN 0553579355, page 10:
  • Now that they were close, Lirith could see the vehicles were more than a little roadworn : wood cracked, gilt peeled, and dust flecked sun-faded paint.
  • * 2003 , James Francis Warren, Rickshaw Coolie: A People's History of Singapore, 1880-1940 , Singapore University Press (2003), ISBN 997169266X, page 275:
  • When he was just beyond the house Kwan Moh Kia dropped down between the shafts, on that March afternoon in 1906, when his aorta exploded like a roadworn tyre.
  • * 2011 , Elizabeth C. Bunce, Liar's Moon , Arthur A. Levine Books (2011), ISBN 9780545136082, page 192:
  • He looked roadworn and weary, but intact and as robust as I remembered him, considering his injury.

    See also

    * wayworn