- utterly exhausted and dejected by war, especially after a prolonged conflict.
- (of an airplane) damaged beyond use except as scrap or as a source of salvageable spare parts.
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Examples from the Web for war-weary
While Americans are war-weary, two-thirds think it is good to be engaged economically around the globe.Will Rand Paul’s Unorthodox Foreign Policy Fit in the GOP?
Kristen Soltis Anderson
April 9, 2014
By its final chapter The Tender Soldier addresses head-on the unrealistic expectations—and limitations—of a war-weary superpower.Send in the Marines—and the Anthropologists too?
John Kael Weston
August 23, 2013
Already, Hezbollah faces image problems at home in war-weary Lebanon for its role backing Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria.Hezbollah's Return To Terror
February 21, 2013
If a strike leads ineluctably toward the kinds of things Andrew discusses above, war-weary Americans won't forget how it started.Does Bibi Have the American People Hypnotized or Something?
September 17, 2012
Here in the U.S., a war-weary public has welcomed the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq.Santorum Rips Obama ‘Weakness,’ Makes Political Hay of Quran Burning
February 26, 2012
It was war-weary, and its weariness was not of apathy, but of exhaustion.A Poor Wise Man
Mary Roberts Rinehart
In the mean time the war-weary nation was clamoring for peace.Bolshevism
There was an air of glad youth in them which came like a Spring wind over our war-weary spirits.
The fact that Paris was only a ghost of her former 61self made no impression on war-weary troopers.Aces Up
The Germans were prepared to make a separate peace with Russia; they believed her to be crushed and broken and war-weary.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott