What is another word for washed up?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒʃt ˈʌp] (IPA)

"Washed up" is a colloquial phrase used to describe someone or something that has lost their previous success, glory or relevance. There are several synonyms that can be used for this term. Some of them are: has-been, failed, fallen from grace, faded, decline, on the out, finished, beaten, defunct, flopped, and obsolete. All these words imply that the person or thing was once in a position of influence or had a high reputation, but has since lost it. It is important to use these words with sensitivity, as they can be hurtful to those who have experienced a downturn in their fortunes.

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What are the hypernyms for Washed up?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for washed up?

"Washed up" refers to something that is no longer useful, successful or valuable. But there are many antonyms to this term, which include "achieving," "thriving," "prospering," "flourishing," "succeeding," "surging," "blossoming," "dazzling," "shining," "booming" and "blooming." These words depict positive growth and progress that has been achieved through hard work and perseverance. So, one should always focus on these antonyms to stay motivated and keep progressing in life. By striving towards these antonyms, individuals can overcome setbacks and challenges, and ultimately achieve success and happiness.

Famous quotes with Washed up

  • You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is.
    Ernst Lubitsch
  • That Bears quarterback is no good. He's washed up. He's 30.
    Donny Most
  • These days kids get paid enough that they probably don't need to work too much. The problem is when the person is old enough that they need to work to make a living, and the only thing that they know how to do is what they are already washed up in.
    Susan Olsen
  • If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it's being washed up right after.
    Moon Unit Zappa
  • You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach three and a half billion years ago. You are the blind and arbitrary product of time, chance, and natural forces. You are a mere grab-bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a universe. You are a purely biological entity, different only in degree but not in kind from a microbe, virus, or amoeba. You have no essence beyond your body, and at death you will cease to exist entirely. In short you come from nothing and are going to nowhere.
    Randy Alcorn

Semantically related words: beach, waterlogged, ocean, wet

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