weary

weary
wear|y1 [ˈwıəri US ˈwır-] adj
[: Old English; Origin: werig]
1.) very tired or bored, especially because you have been doing something for a long time
She found Rachel in the kitchen, looking old and weary.
She sat down with a weary sigh.
weary of (doing) sth
He was weary of the constant battle between them.
2.) especially literary very tiring
a long and weary march
>wearily adv
>weariness n [U]
weary 2
weary2 past tense and past participle wearied present participle wearying third person singular wearies
v [I and T]
formal to become very tired or make someone very tired
Amanda wouldn't admit how much the children wearied her.
weary of (doing) sth
As the day wore on, we wearied of the journey.
>wearying adj

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  • Weary — Wea ry, a. [Compar. {Wearier}; superl. {Weariest}.] [OE. weri, AS. w?rig; akin to OS. w?rig, OHG. wu?rag; of uncertain origin; cf. AS. w?rian to ramble.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weary — Wea ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wearied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one s self with labor or traveling. [1913 Webster] So shall he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weary of — ˈweary of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they weary of he/she/it wearies of present participle wearying of past tense wearied of past …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weary — may refer to: *Jake Weary *Fred Weary *Emily Pohl Weary …   Wikipedia

  • weary of — grow tired of. → weary weary of reluctant to experience any more of. → weary …   English new terms dictionary

  • weary — ► ADJECTIVE (wearier, weariest) 1) tired. 2) causing tiredness. 3) (often weary of) reluctant to experience any more of. ► VERB (wearies, wearied) 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • weary — [wir′ē] adj. wearier, weariest [ME weri < OE werig, akin to OHG wuorag, drunk < IE base * wōr , giddiness, faintness > Gr hōrakian, to be giddy] 1. tired; worn out 2. without further liking, patience, tolerance, zeal, etc.; bored: with… …   English World dictionary

  • Weary — Wea ry, v. i. To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weary — (adj.) O.E. werig tired, related to worian to wander, totter, from W.Gmc. *worigaz (Cf. O.S. worig weary, O.H.G. wuorag intoxicated ), of unknown origin. The verb is O.E. wergian (intr.), gewergian (trans.). Related: Wearied; wearying …   Etymology dictionary

  • weary — [adj] tired all in*, beat*, bone tired*, bored, burned out*, bushed, dead*, dead tired*, discontented, disgusted, dog tired*, done in*, drained, drooping, drowsy, enervated, exhausted, fagged, fatigued, fed up, flagging, had it*, impatient,… …   New thesaurus

  • weary — index exhaust (deplete), lugubrious, otiose, tax (overwork) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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