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jaded

[jey-did] /ˈdʒeɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
dulled or satiated by overindulgence:
a jaded appetite.
2.
worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse.
3.
dissipated:
a jaded reprobate.
Origin of jaded
1585-1595
1585-95; jade2 + -ed2
Related forms
jadedly, adverb
jadedness, noun
unjaded, adjective

jade2

[jeyd] /dʒeɪd/
noun
1.
a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
2.
a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jaded, jading.
3.
to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; of obscure origin
Related forms
jadish, adjective
jadishly, adverb
jadishness, noun
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  • This outrageous exhibition was to the Editor like the lash to a jaded horse.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • The horses had been worked every day since the start, and were jaded.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • On his road he met a belated scout of the enemy coming slowly on a jaded horse.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • In his jaded condition Kenneth soon became a prey to the depression of it.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • His men were jaded by the forced march, overcame with the heat, tormented with thirst, and unable to procure even a drop of water.

British Dictionary definitions for jaded

jaded

/ˈdʒeɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
exhausted or dissipated
2.
satiated
Derived Forms
jadedly, adverb
jadedness, noun

jade1

/dʒeɪd/
noun
1.
  1. a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
  2. (as modifier): jade ornaments
2.
  1. the green colour of jade
  2. (as modifier): a jade skirt
Derived Forms
jadelike, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin īliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin īlia, plural of īlium; see ileum

jade2

/dʒeɪd/
noun
1.
an old overworked horse; nag; hack
2.
(derogatory or facetious) a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable
verb
3.
to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use
Derived Forms
jadish, adjective
jadishly, adverb
jadishness, noun
Word Origin
C14: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for jaded
adj.

"bored by continual indulgence," 1630s; past participle adjective from jade (v.).

jade

n.

ornamental stone, 1721, earlier iada (1590s), from French le jade, error for earlier l'ejade, from Spanish piedra de (la) ijada (1560s), "stone of colic, pain in the side" (jade was thought to cure this), from Vulgar Latin *iliata, from Latin ilia (plural) "flanks, kidney area" (see ileum).

"worn-out horse," late 14c., "cart horse," of uncertain origin. Barnhart suggests a variant of yaid, yald "whore," literally "mare," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse jalda "mare," from Finno-Ugric (cf. Mordvin al'd'a "mare"). But OED finds the assumption of a Scandinavian connection "without reason." As a term of abuse for a woman, it dates from 1550s.

v.

"to weary, tire out, make dull," c.1600, from jade (n.2). Related: Jaded; jading.

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jaded in Science
jade
  (jād)   
A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.
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