the state or condition of being physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; tiredness; fatigue: Weariness, pain, and hunger made the wretched man fall asleep, and he slept the whole night.
impatience or dissatisfaction with something tedious or burdensome (often used in combination): The people have begun to show a war-weariness and apathy brought on by the long, brutal struggle for independence.At 50, the singer still has boyish charm with none of the weariness of life—he’s curious, passionate, and engaged.
the quality of causing such fatigue or dissatisfaction; a tiring or tedious quality: The summer heat only heightened the weariness of their journey.
- self-wea·ri·ness, noun
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How to use weariness in a sentence
Isolating in his bedroom in December, he made a plea to those weary of the pandemic.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Gates was already the world’s richest man and was weary from the long antitrust saga.With Bezos out as Amazon CEO, Zuckerberg is the last man standing | Elizabeth Dwoskin | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
They were hundreds of miles apart, but on the night when the devastating news broke, they might as well have all been from the same small towns, the same struggling economies, the same weary fan bases.How Three Minor League Teams Saved Hometown Baseball | Nick Fouriezos | February 3, 2021 | Ozy
I am weary of all the driving — typically five to six hours one-way.Carolyn Hax: Her husband firmly plants his flag. Does it look like a red one to her? | Carolyn Hax | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
With a disease-weary nation awaiting deliverance, the workers distributing vaccines are trying not to waste a single drop.Trying not to waste a single drop of coronavirus vaccine | Lenny Bernstein, Lola Fadulu | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
So war-weariness from Afghanistan and Iraq has more of us singing Give Peace a chance, right?If It Isn’t Our Problem, Don’t Solve It, Say Americans | Joe Concha | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 ISI monitors war weariness and polls here (and in Europe) very closely.Taliban Halts Talks With U.S., Puts NATO on Collision Course with Pakistan | Bruce Riedel | March 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bel is broken, Nebo is destroyed: their idols are put upon beasts and cattle, your burdens of heavy weight even unto weariness.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
To look towards the door often, consult your watch, or give tokens of weariness, are all marks of ill-breeding.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Neither misanthropy, indolence, nor weariness were his permanent moods.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Then he lurched in his saddle as from exhaustion or weariness, and straightened himself again with both hands on the bridle.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
You pretended labour and weariness, when you brought your offering; and so made it of no value, by offering it with an evil mind.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various