- physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
- characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
- impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by of): weary of excuses.
- characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.
- to make or become weary; fatigue or tire: The long hours of work have wearied me.
- to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often followed by of): The long drive had wearied us of desert scenery. We had quickly wearied at such witless entertainment.
Origin of weary
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Examples from the Web for wearied
He had died by then, and my grandmother, my uncle, and my mother, wearied by all the procedures involved, accepted their offer.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
Or the victory in Nevada for the wooden, wearied majority leader Harry Reid?Election Night Fallout
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2010
The rest of the notebook is blank, as though she has wearied of her own self-scrutiny.The Yin and Yang of Marilyn
October 20, 2010
In such a climate of wearied cynicism, shamelessness may thrive.Berlusconi Burlesque
September 23, 2009
The mother had dragged her wearied body out for a day of "light" work.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
The trail found itself under my feet; I was not in the least wearied.The Trail Book
He had been lightly hooked on the angle of the right jaw, and the hook had not wearied him.American Notes
Wearied, he deposited himself sulkily in an armchair by the hearth.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He devoured her with his eyes, sighed, and wearied her with prayers and reproaches.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
- tired or exhausted
- causing fatigue or exhaustion
- caused by or suggestive of wearinessa weary laugh
- (postpositive; often foll by of or with) discontented or bored, esp by the long continuance of something
- to make or become weary
- to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
Word Origin and History for wearied
Old English wergian (intransitive), gewergian (transitive), from the source of weary (adj.). Related: Wearied; wearying.
Old English werig "tired," related to worian "to wander, totter," from West Germanic *worigaz (cf. Old Saxon worig "weary," Old High German wuorag "intoxicated"), of unknown origin.