weary

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wea•ry /ˈwɪri/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -ri•er, -ri•est, v.,  -ried, -ry•ing. 
adj. 
  1. physically or mentally exhausted:He was weary from staying up all night.
  2. characterized by or causing fatigue:a long, weary wait.
  3. impatient or dissatisfied with (something) [often: ~ + of]I am weary of your excuses.

v. 
  1. to (cause to) become tired or weary: [no object]The patient wearied quickly from even a short walk.[+ object]The recovery period wearied him.
  2. to (cause to) grow impatient or dissatisfied with something: [+ object]Living in hotel rooms wearied him.[+ of + object]He wearied of living in hotel rooms.
wea•ri•ly /ˈwɪrəli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
wea•ri•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wea•ry  (wērē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -ri•er, -ri•est, v.,  -ried, -ry•ing. 
adj. 
  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 fol. by of ):weary of excuses.
  4. characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction;
    tedious;
    irksome:a weary wait.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. to make or become weary;
    fatigue or tire:The long hours of work have wearied me.
  2. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often fol. by of ):The long drive had wearied us of desert scenery. We had quickly wearied at such witless entertainment.
weari•ly, adv. 
weari•ness, n. 
weary•ing•ly, adv. 
  • bef. 900; (adjective, adjectival) Middle English wery, Old English wērig; cognate with Old Saxon -wōrig; akin to Old English wōrian to crumble, break down, totter; (verb, verbal) Middle English werien, Old English wēr(i)gian, derivative of the adjective, adjectival
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spent. See  tired 1.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged tiresome, wearisome.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged exhaust.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged irk;
      jade.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged energetic.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged interesting.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged interest.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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 followed by of or with) discontented or bored, esp by the long continuance of something
vb ( -ries, -rying, -ried)
  1. to make or become weary
  2. to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
Etymology: Old English wērig; related to Old Saxon wōrig, Old High German wuorag drunk, Greek hōrakian to faint

ˈwearily adv ˈweariness n ˈwearying adj ˈwearyingly adv



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