tired


tired
tired [tīrd]
adj.
[ME (Northern) tyrit < tiren: see TIRE1]
1. fatigued, worn-out, or weary
2. stale; hackneyed
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☆ make someone tired
Slang to annoy or vex someone [this foolishness makes me tired]
tiredly
adv.
tiredness
n.
SYN.- TIRED is applied to one who has been drained of much of his strength and energy through exertion, boredom, impatience, etc. [tired by years of hard toil ]; WEARY (or WEARIED) suggests such depletion of energy or interest as to make one unable or unwilling to continue [weary of study ]; exhausted implies a total draining of strength and energy, as after a long, hard climb; FATIGUED refers to one who has lost so much energy through prolonged exertion that rest and sleep are essential [fatigued at the end of the day ]; FAGGED, an informal word, suggests great exhaustion or fatigue from hard, unremitting work or exertion [completely fagged after a set of tennis ]

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