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weary

[ weer-ee ]
/ ˈwɪər i /
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adjective, wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est.

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.

verb (used with or without object), wea·ried, wea·ry·ing.

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.

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Origin of weary

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English wery, Old English wērig; cognate with Old Saxon -wōrig; akin to Old English wōrian “to crumble, break down, totter”; (verb) Middle English werien, Old English wēr(i)gian, derivative of the adjective
1. See tired1.
wary, weary
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British Dictionary definitions for weary

weary
/ (ˈwɪərɪ) /

adjective -rier or -riest

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

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

to make or become weary
to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
wearily, adverbweariness, nounwearying, adjectivewearyingly, adverb
Old English wērig; related to Old Saxon wōrig, Old High German wuorag drunk, Greek hōrakian to faint
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