weary

[weer-ee] /ˈwɪər i/
adjective, wearier, weariest.
1.
physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired:
"weary eyes; a weary brain."
2.
characterized by or causing fatigue:
"a weary journey."
3.
impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by of):
"weary of excuses."
4.
characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome:
"a weary wait."
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), wearied, wearying.
5.
to make or become weary; fatigue or tire:
"The long hours of work have wearied me."
6.
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."
Origin
before 900; (adj.) Middle English wery, Old English wērig; cognate with Old Saxon -wōrig; akin to Old English wōrian to crumble, break down, totter; (v.) Middle English werien, Old English wēr(i)gian, derivative of the adj.
Related forms
wearily, adverb
weariness, noun
wearyingly, adverb
outweary, verb (used with object), outwearied, outwearying.
self-weariness, noun
self-weary, adjective
unweary, adjective
unwearying, adjective
Can be confused
wary, weary, leery.
Synonyms
1. spent. See tired1 . 4. tiresome, wearisome. 5. exhaust. 6. irk; jade.
Antonyms
1. energetic. 4. interesting. 6. interest.
British Dictionary definitions for weary of
weary (ˈwɪərɪ)
 
adj , -rier, -riest
1.  tired or exhausted
2.  causing fatigue or exhaustion
3.  caused by or suggestive of weariness: a weary laugh
4.  (postpositive; often foll by of or with) discontented or bored, esp by the long continuance of something
 
vb , -rier, -riest, -ries, -rying, -ried
5.  to make or become weary
6.  to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
 
[Old English wērig; related to Old Saxon wōrig, Old High German wuorag drunk, Greek hōrakian to faint]
 
'wearily
 
adv
 
'weariness
 
n
 
'wearying
 
adj
 
'wearyingly
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for weary of
weary
O.E. werig "tired," related to worian "to wander, totter," from W.Gmc. *worigaz (cf. O.S. worig "weary," O.H.G. wuorag "intoxicated"), of unknown origin. The verb is O.E. wergian (intr.), gewergian (trans.).
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