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tired

1 [tahyuhrd]
adjective
1.
exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy: a tired runner.
2.
weary or bored (usually followed by of ): tired of the same food every day.
3.
hackneyed; stale, as a joke, phrase, or sermon.
4.
Informal. impatient or disgusted: You make me tired.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English tyred. See tire1, -ed2


1. enervated. Tired, exhausted, fatigued, wearied, weary suggest a condition in which a large part of one's energy and vitality has been consumed. One who is tired has used up a considerable part of his or her bodily or mental resources: to feel tired at the end of the day. One who is exhausted is completely drained of energy and vitality, usually because of arduous or long-sustained effort: exhausted after a hard run. One who is fatigued has consumed energy to a point where rest and sleep are demanded: feeling rather pleasantly fatigued. One who is wearied has been under protracted exertion or strain that has gradually worn out his or her strength: wearied by a long vigil. Weary suggests a more permanent condition than wearied: weary of struggling against misfortunes.


1. rested; energetic.
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tired (ˈtaɪəd)
 
adj
1.  weary; fatigued
2.  (foll by of)
 a.  having lost interest in; bored: I'm tired of playing cards
 b.  having lost patience with; exasperated by: I'm tired of his eternal excuses
3.  hackneyed; stale: the same tired old jokes
4.  euphemistic tired and emotional slightly drunk
 
'tiredly
 
adv
 
'tiredness
 
n

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tired
"exhausted, fatigued, weary," early 15c., pp. adj. from tire (v.).
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