adjective, wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est.
verb (used with or without object), wea·ried, wea·ry·ing.
Origin of weary
Synonyms for weary
Antonyms for weary
Related Words for wearinesstiredness, ennui, fatigue, boredom, listlessness, lassitude, exhaustion, tedium, languor, lethargy, monotony, languishment
Examples from the Web for weariness
Contemporary Examples of weariness
And you can sense the weariness in Royko when he says he would like to walk away from it all and try to write a comic novel.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko
January 5, 2014
Many of our leaders and pundits complain about the weariness and wariness of war, but the nature of conflict has changed.The Essential Spy Guide
Henry A. Crumpton
May 2, 2013
I have to admit, and in the face of all my weariness and skepticism, I like the idea.Life In Common
July 2, 2012
The style is elegant and understated, the aura of weariness and mortality extremely powerful.Scorsese's Favorite Gangster Movies
September 8, 2010
Historical Examples of weariness
He was oppressed with his weariness, and he longed for peace and ease of mind to come to him.Life in London
She returned and sat again at the table, and the mood vanished in weariness.Weighed and Wanting
Garson answered with a note of weariness that was unlike him.Within the Law
She was not herself, of course, what with strain and weariness.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Byron was a symbolic figure, but his relations were to the passion of his age and its weariness of passion.De Profundis
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.