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 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|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of our leaders and pundits complain about the weariness and wariness of war, but the nature of conflict has changed.
I have to admit, and in the face of all my weariness and skepticism, I like the idea.
The style is elegant and understated, the aura of weariness and mortality extremely powerful.
On the model's face was her faint, impersonal professional smile that seemed to cover something like weariness or contempt.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
"I must first rest a little," he returned, with a sigh of weariness, as he fell back exhausted upon his rude couch.Mildred at Home|Martha Finley
His horse comparatively fresh after easy riding, went many miles without showing any signs of weariness.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
The responsive face lighted and weariness gave place to the glow of enthusiasm.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
That terrible struggle, with all its incidents of weariness and agony, was present to her mind.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
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.