Definitions

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  • n. exhaustion, fatigue or tiredness
  • n. a lack of interest or excitement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being weary or tired; that lassitude or exhaustion of strength which is induced by labor, or lack of sleep or rest; fatigue.
  • n. Mental depression proceeding from monotonous continuance; tedium; ennui; languor.
  • n. A feeling of dissatisfaction or vexation with something or with its continuance.
  • n. Synonyms Lassitude, etc. See fatigue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

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Examples

  • Ceased only that form of service which brings weariness, and have found perfect happiness in the ability to continue service without weariness_. "

    The Mark of the Beast

  • As I was setting up that afternoon, the weariness from the past week began to fade and the reality of the situation set it: I was in line of sight of the display (shown above) by Artist Guest of Honor (and friend of SF Signal) John Picacio.

    Boskone Report

  • I feel this article somewhat misses the point - indeed it has more than a touch of mandarin weariness and disdain about it, or else technocratic superiority.

    Faith in Leaders, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The light from the bedroom pooled at the entrance to the main room, and I could see the glitter of his strange eyes, the expression of weariness across the elegant lines of his face.

    Raziel

  • This weariness is interrupted by the knocking of an Indian on your window … tap, tap, tap …

    Global Voices in English » Bahrain: Our Need For Indians Is Like Our Need For Air

  • Perhaps the weariness is simply the exhaustion of a full-time mother – Daly and her husband, the TV presenter and Radio 1 DJ Vernon Kay, do not employ a nanny at their Buckinghamshire home.

    Tess Daly: the interview

  • But that presents a new problem: If this really is all motivated by weariness from the brutal [...] hjs3

    GOP source: Palin decided it was 'time to move on'

  • So up and down the spiral staircases he goes, a rumpled mess wearing a wrinkled golf shirt, disheveled graying hair, and the scars and weariness from a lifetime's worth of beatings.

    Sunday Reading

  • "Europe today is showing signs of near-term weariness after the recent rally that has carried it from its first-half low on May 25," said

    U.S. Data Cap European Stocks

  • When Ali bin Bakkar heard this, his colour changed and he was troubled and answered, “I never heard till this day of his departure and, if the case be as thou sayest, weariness is come upon me.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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