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1550s, from tired + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • I'd be all right if I only could get over this—this tiredness.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • As a remedy for tiredness they were to be left without water and food all night.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • I regret to say, so did I. Dog-gone tiredness and profound slumber are no excuse.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Nature has provided a danger signal—fatigue, or "tiredness."

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson
  • His tongue looked all right, so I decided it was just tiredness and stomach.

    Pluck on the Long Trail

    Edwin L. Sabin
  • She could almost have cried from tiredness and loneliness and the ache in her heart.

  • There was a tiredness and despair on his face that made her hate him, because it hurt her.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • I had reached the stage of tiredness when I had a perfect craving for a change.

    The Heart of Una Sackville Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Jane had observed (pitifully) the deterioration and the tiredness.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

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