adjective, wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est.
verb (used with or without object), wea·ried, wea·ry·ing.
- wearing apparel,
- wearing course,
- weasel out,
- weasel word,
- weasel words
Origin of weary
Examples from the Web for wearily
Until then, men shall all wearily grow our facial hair, wear flannel, and confuse the hell out of each other out on the streets.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Whew, that guy,” says Jerry wearily, rising to go out front for his set with the New Riders.
Although I was 23 years old and dreaded losing my job for going over budget, I wearily said, “Done.”Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work|Steve North|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Marsalis simply smiles and shakes his wearily at the criticism that's followed him for most of his career.Wynton Marsalis Celebrates 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center|Allison Samuels|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Something has to be done to prevent failure,” he said wearily.
"That is all right," said Brett wearily, traversing a corridor to gain his room.The Albert Gate Mystery|Louis Tracy
She lay for some minutes longer with closed eyes, and then, wearily, she sat up.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
His head was wearily thrown on the back of the chair, his eyes, half-closed, he seemed to be reflecting over something.Mother|Maksim Gorky
He hung sullenly on the counter for a while, then lurched to his swag, and shouldered it hopelessly and wearily.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
Wearily they climbed the steep and rugged path that led them to freedom.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
adjective -rier or -riest
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for weary
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.