Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Worn out; wearied.
  • adjective Dulled by surfeit; sated.
  • adjective Cynically or pretentiously callous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective dulled by surfeit.
  • adjective fatigued due to excess effort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Worn out, wearied, exhausted or lacking enthusiasm, due to age or experience.
  • adjective Made callous or cynically insensitive, by experience.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of jade.

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  • adjective exhausted
  • adjective dulled by surfeit

Etymologies

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From jade ("worn-out horse"), possibly from Old Norse jalda ("mare"). Jade as a term of abuse for a woman dates from 1560.

Examples

  • Why do we, in jaded, post-industrial America, buy it — the handsome ne'er-do-well with the plain, hardworking spinster?

    A Quiet Genius

  • Why do we, in jaded, post-industrial America, buy it — the handsome ne'er-do-well with the plain, hardworking spinster?

    A Quiet Genius

  • The end of it is always, or nearly, the same, and to the effect that of course we "jaded critics" do not really care about any pieces at all, and only visit the theatre because we are paid to go, and that it is awfully unfair that such "jaded" -- one cannot help insisting upon the word "jaded" -- people should be allowed to act as critics.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • I suppose the major reason I’m feeling so jaded is that the mystery has gone out of wine for me.

    Rants

  • I suppose the major reason I’m feeling so jaded is that the mystery has gone out of wine for me.

    Wine Chick Wednesday: Sour Grapes

  • I suppose the major reason I’m feeling so jaded is that the mystery has gone out of wine for me.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • An hour later and I am feeling jaded, which is not helped by the fact that I have been awake for 26 hours.

    The Guardian World News

  • The west can be described as jaded and deadened to stimuli in comparison to the h/s/c cultures with respect to sexual imagery and erotically charged situations.

    Pseudo-Polymath

  • After 20 years of reporting and writing news stories, I was well acquainted with what many call a jaded perspective, or what I call a wised-up perspective.

    Politics

  • After 20 years of reporting and writing news stories, I was well acquainted with what many call a jaded perspective, or what I call a wised-up perspective.

    Politics

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