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tired

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[ tahyuhrd ]
/ taɪərd /
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adjective
exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy: a tired runner.
weary or bored (usually followed by of): tired of the same food every day.
hackneyed; stale, as a joke, phrase, or sermon.
Informal. impatient or disgusted: You make me tired.
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Origin of tired

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First recorded in 1350–1400, tired is from the Middle English word tyred.See tire1, -ed2

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1. Tired, exhausted, fatigued, wearied, weary suggest a condition in which a large part of one's energy and vitality has been consumed. One who is tired has used up a considerable part of his or her bodily or mental resources: to feel tired at the end of the day. One who is exhausted is completely drained of energy and vitality, usually because of arduous or long-sustained effort: exhausted after a hard run. One who is fatigued has consumed energy to a point where rest and sleep are demanded: feeling rather pleasantly fatigued. One who is wearied has been under protracted exertion or strain that has gradually worn out his or her strength: wearied by a long vigil. Weary suggests a more permanent condition than wearied: weary of struggling against misfortunes.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH tired

tired , tried

Other definitions for tired (2 of 2)

tired2
[ tahyuhrd ]
/ taɪərd /

adjective
having a tire or tires.

Origin of tired

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First recorded in 1890–95; tire2 + -ed3
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How to use tired in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tired

tired
/ (ˈtaɪəd) /

adjective
weary; fatigued
(foll by of)
  1. having lost interest in; boredI'm tired of playing cards
  2. having lost patience with; exasperated byI'm tired of his eternal excuses
hackneyed; stalethe same tired old jokes
tired and emotional euphemistic slightly drunk

Derived forms of tired

tiredly, adverbtiredness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with tired

tired

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