Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Mental depression proceeding from monotonous continuance; tedium; ennui; languor.
  • noun A feeling of dissatisfaction or vexation with something or with its continuance.
  • noun Synonyms Lassitude, etc. See fatigue.

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

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

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

  • noun exhaustion, fatigue or tiredness
  • noun a lack of interest or excitement

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

  • noun 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_. "

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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

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