Adjective "Tired" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/tʌɪəd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

In need of sleep or rest; weary.
  1. 'she was tired out now that the strain was over'
  2. 'A large man in a white apron stood polishing a glass, a bored, tired look on his face.'
  3. 'So, as you may gather, I'm feeling especially tired out, physically as well as being desirous of a good sleep, but I'm going to try my best to relate the events of the last two days.'
  4. 'It sure was easy to make, but took a little long time to bake, especially when we had tired and bored children.'
  5. 'Six years ago she began to get tired and put weight on around her abdomen.'
  6. 'But all the sheep are tired out now and they can't jump any more.'
  7. 'I began to sneak out of the room, because not only was I in a VERY awkward position, but also I really was getting tired and mildly bored.'
  8. 'Well, the thing was that I was busy Saturday, tired out Sunday, and feeling apathetic Monday.'
  9. 'It made a thud and latched into place, and she let out a bored, tired sigh.'
  10. 'The doctor seemed tired, impatient and brusque.'
  11. 'But the fact of the matter is given what they've been through with this very fast, deep maneuver, some of them are pretty tired out.'
  12. 'It came to me this morning as I was hunting in my pant drawers dragging out pair after pair of tired old greying holey stretched trunks that what I really wanted was a much sexier choice.'
  13. 'And both are growing much faster than the tired old economies of the west.'
  14. 'On the plus side, it will seriously up your intake of fruit and vegetables, which are very refreshing for your tired old liver.'
  15. 'The Bournemouth Road store is 30 years old and, although there have been continuous improvements, the company say that it is beginning to look tired and outdated.'
Bored or impatient with.
  1. 'My boss, Bridget, started the company 14 years ago as she was tired and bored of being corporate.'
(especially of a statement or idea) boring or uninteresting because overfamiliar.
  1. 'Don't be distracted by the tired old vaudeville routine in Europe.'
  2. 'The second hardest thing is to learn is to avoid tired old clapped out baseball metaphors.'
  3. 'The new leader did very little other than regurgitate a tired old line that seemed to have been flogged to death by many a centre-right politician.'
  4. 'In his inaugural speech Malcolm Campbell urged textile producers to stop doing things in the tired old ways and adopt a fresh approach.'
  5. 'This is the tired old warhorse, and there won't be any dissent.'
  6. 'Voters aren't as stupid as candidates and journalists however and the polls reflect their sophistication and rejection of the tired old ways.'
  7. 'Maybe we need to become unstuck from the tired idea that our life is what it is.'
  8. 'Is this - heavily anonymous - tip-off just another way of keeping the tired old show on the road long enough to flog the book to a few more sweaty Telegraph readers?'
  9. 'So it's true to say that Labor can do well here, but unfortunately too much of the argument sets up the tired old dichotomy of inner-city versus everyone else.'
  10. 'Say what you like about tired old unreconstructed eighties lefties, but one thing remains true about their creaking, archaic value system.'

Definitions

1. exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy: a tired runner.

2. weary or bored (usually followed by of): tired of the same food every day.

3. hackneyed; stale, as a joke, phrase, or sermon.

4. Informal. impatient or disgusted: You make me tired.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be tired of things."

"people can be tired of people."

"people can be tired of waitings."

"people can be tired at ends."

"people can be tired of places."

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Origin

(tired)

Phrase

tired and emotional