- physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
- characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
- impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by of): weary of excuses.
- characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.
- to make or become weary; fatigue or tire: The long hours of work have wearied me.
- to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often followed by of): The long drive had wearied us of desert scenery. We had quickly wearied at such witless entertainment.
Origin of weary
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Examples from the Web for unweary
Together these two elderly Knickerbockers were unweary in their efforts to interpret high life to their circle.The ghosts of their ancestors
Weymer Jay Mills
- tired or exhausted
- causing fatigue or exhaustion
- caused by or suggestive of wearinessa weary laugh
- (postpositive; often foll by of or with) discontented or bored, esp by the long continuance of something
- to make or become weary
- to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
Word Origin and History for unweary
Old English wergian (intransitive), gewergian (transitive), from the source of weary (adj.). Related: Wearied; wearying.
Old English werig "tired," related to worian "to wander, totter," from West Germanic *worigaz (cf. Old Saxon worig "weary," Old High German wuorag "intoxicated"), of unknown origin.