American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Physically or mentally fatigued.
- adj. Expressive of or prompted by fatigue: a weary smile.
- adj. Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
- adj. Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.
- v. To make or become weary. See Synonyms at tire1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tired; exhausted by toil or exertion; having the endurance or patience worn out by continuous striving.
- Impatient of or discontented with the continuance of something painful, exacting, irksome, or distasteful, and willing to be done with it; having ceased to feel pleasure (in something).
- Causing fatigue; tiresome; irksome: as, a weary journey; a weary life.
- Feeble; sickly; puny.
- Synonyms Disgusted, wearisome. See weary, verb
- To make weary; reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; fatigue; tire: as, to weary one's self with striving.
- To exhaust the endurance, patience, or resistance of, as by persistence or importunity.
- To pass wearily.
- Synonyms Fatigue, Jade, etc. See tire.
- To become weary, tired, or fatigued.
- To become impatient or surfeited, as with the continuance of something that is monotonous, irksome, or distasteful.
- To long; languish: with for before the object.
- n. A curse: used now only in the phrases Weary fa' you! Weary on you! and the like.
- adj. A feeling of being mentally fatigued.
- adj. Expressive of fatigue.
- v. To make or to become weary.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
- adj. Causing weariness; tiresome.
- adj. Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with
ofbefore the cause
- v. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue.
- v. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
- v. To harass by anything irksome.
- v. To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient.
- v. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
- adj. physically and mentally fatigued
- v. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
- Old English wēriġ (Wiktionary)
- Middle English weri, from Old English wērig. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Veery was trilling his _weary, weary, weary_ in the Elder thicket along the brook, when another, a larger animal, loomed up in the distant trail and glided silently toward Yan.”
“how he had grown weary for his native countryside, for the smithy: weary of living always so far away from them all, and of the disciplinemuch harsher of lateas well as of his comrades, who called him Prussian because of his Alsatian accent.”
“33 _I grow weary. _ 4to 1681 'I grew weary'.p. 166, l. 2 _sure he knows me not. _ 1724 omits 'he'.p. 166, l. 16 _better than an Age of Scorn from a proud faithless”
“Instead, weary from the saddle, still numb, I slept the night through as if I had been dead.”
“That's how we cowgirls out in Colorado Springs like to greet one another when we return trail weary from the dusty plains.”
“At the sight of his human face, the first in weary months, I could have sprung forward and folded him in my arms”
“Hannah shifted her expression of weary dissatisfaction to Holly.”
“The Mavericks looked weary from the start, then lost Dirk Nowitzki early in the fourth quarter when the former MVP was called for a flagrant foul under the basket.”
“Of course, the fact that physically I'm still weary from the con probably doesn't help either!”
“Dressed in a sport jacket and jeans, Louis Vartan stood with his arms crossed and an expression of weary horror on his face.”
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