1550s, from tired + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for tiredness

Contemporary Examples of tiredness

  • As opposed to previous theories, tiredness decreased as respondents got older.

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    Can Grandpa Kick Your Ass?

    Anna Brand

    December 13, 2013

Historical Examples of tiredness

  • I'd be all right if I only could get over this—this tiredness.

  • As a remedy for tiredness they were to be left without water and food all night.


    Frank Fox

  • I regret to say, so did I. Dog-gone tiredness and profound slumber are no excuse.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Nature has provided a danger signal—fatigue, or "tiredness."

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson

  • His tongue looked all right, so I decided it was just tiredness and stomach.