- dulled or satiated by overindulgence: a jaded appetite.
- worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse.
- dissipated: a jaded reprobate.
Origin of jaded
- a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
- a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.
- to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.
Origin of jade2
Examples from the Web for jaded
“The Ladies Who Lunch,” an ode to jaded Manhattanites, stubbornness, and vodka stingers, became one of her two signature songs.Elaine Stritch Pinched My Butt and Changed My Life
July 17, 2014
So we take it for granted in many ways, and so we are jaded by all the great discoveries.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure
April 16, 2014
We are now so jaded about the Affordable Care Act that it has lost the ability to shock us.How Obamacare Delays Are Hastening Despotism
March 28, 2014
Jaded by endless political defeats, the Christian right is circling the wagons and cutting off those who compromise.World Vision’s Gay Compromise
March 26, 2014
The shenanigans of Intimacy will shake any jaded theater fan from nudity ennui.New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row)
January 18, 2014
The horses had been worked every day since the start, and were jaded.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
But jaded though I might be, it was not yet my intent to sleep.The Shame of Motley
In his jaded condition Kenneth soon became a prey to the depression of it.The Tavern Knight
Six jaded horses, drawing a light spring-cart, had just pulled up.The Twins of Suffering Creek
This outrageous exhibition was to the Editor like the lash to a jaded horse.Within the Tides
- exhausted or dissipated
- a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
- (as modifier)jade ornaments
- the green colour of jade
- (as modifier)a jade skirt
- an old overworked horse; nag; hack
- derogatory, or facetious a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable
- to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use
Word Origin and History for jaded
"bored by continual indulgence," 1630s; past participle adjective from jade (v.).
ornamental stone, 1721, earlier iada (1590s), from French le jade, error for earlier l'ejade, from Spanish piedra de (la) ijada (1560s), "stone of colic, pain in the side" (jade was thought to cure this), from Vulgar Latin *iliata, from Latin ilia (plural) "flanks, kidney area" (see ileum).
"worn-out horse," late 14c., "cart horse," of uncertain origin. Barnhart suggests a variant of yaid, yald "whore," literally "mare," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse jalda "mare," from Finno-Ugric (cf. Mordvin al'd'a "mare"). But OED finds the assumption of a Scandinavian connection "without reason." As a term of abuse for a woman, it dates from 1550s.
- A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.