jaded

[ jey-did ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ dɪd /

adjective

dulled or satiated by overindulgence: a jaded appetite.
worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse.
dissipated: a jaded reprobate.

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Origin of jaded

First recorded in 1585–95; jade2 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM jaded

jad·ed·ly, adverbjad·ed·ness, nounun·jad·ed, adjective

Definition for jaded (2 of 2)

jade2
[ jeyd ]
/ dʒeɪd /

noun

a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.

verb (used with or without object), jad·ed, jad·ing.

to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.

Origin of jade

2
1350–1400; Middle English; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM jade

jad·ish, adjectivejad·ish·ly, adverbjad·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jaded (1 of 3)

jaded
/ (ˈdʒeɪdɪd) /

adjective

exhausted or dissipated
satiated

Derived forms of jaded

jadedly, adverbjadedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for jaded (2 of 3)

jade1
/ (dʒeɪd) /

noun

  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)jade ornaments
  1. the green colour of jade
  2. (as modifier)a jade skirt

Derived forms of jade

jadelike, adjective

Word Origin for jade

C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin īliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin īlia, plural of īlium; see ileum

British Dictionary definitions for jaded (3 of 3)

jade2
/ (dʒeɪd) /

noun

an old overworked horse; nag; hack
derogatory, or facetious a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable

verb

to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use

Derived forms of jade

jadish, adjectivejadishly, adverbjadishness, noun

Word Origin for jade

C14: of unknown origin
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Scientific definitions for jaded

jade
[ jād ]

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.
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