jaded

[jey-did]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. jadassohn-lewandowsky syndrome,
  2. jadassohn-tièche nevus,
  3. jade,
  4. jade green,
  5. jade plant,
  6. jadedly,
  7. jadeite,
  8. jadida, el,
  9. jadotville,
  10. jaeger

Origin of jaded

First recorded in 1585–95; jade2 + -ed2

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

jade

2
[jeyd]

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

Related formsjad·ish, adjectivejad·ish·ly, adverbjad·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for jaded

jaded

adjective

exhausted or dissipated
satiated
Derived Formsjadedly, adverbjadedness, noun

jade

1

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 Formsjadelike, 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

jade

2

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 Formsjadish, adjectivejadishly, adverbjadishness, noun

Word Origin for jade

C14: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for jaded
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Science 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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