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weary

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/ 藞w瑟蓹r i /
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adjective, wea路ri路er, wea路ri路est.
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.
verb (used with or without object), wea路ried, wea路ry路ing.
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.
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Origin of weary

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English wery, Old English w膿rig; cognate with Old Saxon -w艒rig; akin to Old English w艒rian 鈥渢o crumble, break down, totter鈥; (verb) Middle English werien, Old English w膿r(i)gian, derivative of the adjective

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1. See tired1.

OTHER WORDS FROM weary

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH weary

wary, weary
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British Dictionary definitions for weary

weary
/ (藞w瑟蓹r瑟) /

adjective -rier or -riest
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
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
to make or become weary
to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something

Derived forms of weary

wearily, adverbweariness, nounwearying, adjectivewearyingly, adverb

Word Origin for weary

Old English w膿rig; related to Old Saxon w艒rig, Old High German wuorag drunk, Greek h艒rakian to faint
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