1. faded, colorless
washed out clothes
'Washed out' is an adjective used to describe something faded, pale or no longer bright as though it were a piece of clothing that has been repeatedly washed. When you say a person looks 'washed out' it means that they look pale tired and possibly a bit sick. This is an informal adjective and telling someone they look 'washed out' might be insulting, so be careful.