- 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 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’
November 12, 2014
“Whew, that guy,” says Jerry wearily, rising to go out front for his set with the New Riders.The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known
August 30, 2014
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
November 17, 2013
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
January 27, 2013
"All my gay friends are trying to get me to go to the parade tomorrow," Marysol said wearily.Why The Real Housewives of Miami Flopped
April 18, 2011
Dick's answer came in the like unmeaning tones, and as wearily.Within the Law
"'It is not the custom,'" wearily quoted Kingozi in the vernacular.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Wearily did he pass some of his time amidst the verdancy of the woods.The Hunted Outlaw
"I have not a single gold piece left," said Lorenzi wearily.Casanova's Homecoming
"'Flat your b,'" murmured Billy wearily, and no one laughed.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
- 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 wearily
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.