Definitions

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  • adj. Describing a location as looking like someone currently lives there or has lived there, not pristine, not new. Generally a derogatory term meaning it is sloppily kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having residents.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As a result, my living room always had what I called a lived-in look and what my mother called a mess.

    My Resolution

  • The locales are exotic but the cinematography captures them as lived-in, alive, not as post cards or social studies text book illustrations.

    Lance Mannion:

  • A salmon-colored sweatshirt for men treated to look faded and nubby jackets were meant to evoke Los Angeles' laid-back, lived-in vibe.

    Resort Wear from Calvin Klein, Jason Wu and Marc by Marc Jacobs

  • Andrew Burton for The Wall Street Journal The home at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel is distinguished by its coziness and lived-in feeling, even though it is apparently hardly lived in at all.

    The Prince of Chintz

  • Or they might stretch and wash the shirt several times to achieve a softer, lived-in texture right off the rack.

    Why do $500 T-shirts cost so much?

  • On the opposite side of the dining room was a huge black metal woodstove that seemed to be the centerpiece of the room, giving it a homey, lived-in feeling.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • The gorgeous, gritty, dilapidated, detailed, lived-in, fully realized future that Syd Mead created for Ridley Scott not only remains unsurpassed, it's never even been seriously challenged.

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2009 (Part 3)

  • In Hollywood's version of New York City, the metropolis is teeming with secretive, cinematic alleyways—the ultimate urban character actor, always on call to lend a film a sense of lived-in grit.

    Our Typecast Metropolis

  • I liked the idea of a lived-in universe, with a seamy, worn underbelly as fully cooked as the futuristic aspects.

    George Lucas on Leigh Brackett

  • He took a long swallow and returned the bottle to Becka, his lived-in face relaxed in easy comfort.

    Exit the Actress

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