Adjective "weary" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈwɪəri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Feeling or showing extreme tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion.
  1. 'An older man with gray hair stepped into the room and sank down into one of the plastic chairs with a weary sigh, dropping his head into his hands.'
  2. 'Back on the streets, protesters were heading home tired, weary, and quite literally bruised.'
  3. '‘I'm sorry about this,’ he said, sounding weary.'
  4. 'Half an hour had passed when he opened the door, looking very weary.'
  5. 'The detective took a step back, sighing, rubbing his weary eyes with his hand.'
  6. 'If something tires you out and makes you weary, it's probably not right.'
  7. 'When nightfall arrived, it found the four weary travelers just entering the city.'
  8. 'You must be weary from your journey.'
  9. 'But on this particular night, his mother was weary from an unusually difficult day.'
  10. 'She looked very weary, but brightened up at the sight of her cherished friend.'
  11. 'the weary journey began again'
  12. 'And, in the back of their minds, these are the worlds they may hope to find a place in when they lay down the weary burdens of power.'
  13. 'He was a pair of hands; he was a strong back; his sturdy legs were fit to do the commonest, the heaviest, the most weary work in the world.'
  14. 'It hooked securely to the ledge, and he began his slow, weary climb up the side of the tower.'
Reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of.
  1. in combination 'war-weary Americans'
  2. 'I am so weary of the Republican AND Democratic response to world crisis.'
  3. 'He admits that voters were growing weary of it all and that it hurt his party.'
  4. 'I grow weary of people who take all the state offers, give nothing in return yet constantly whinge that they are being short-changed.'
  5. 'Now however, she has grown weary of the media, which she knows will make capital out of her marital split.'
  6. 'Even by midweek the supporters had grown weary of conspiracies.'
  7. 'People had grown weary of the fighting and saw the futility of fighting against each other.'
  8. 'But he is probably the best person to tackle issues when both sides are battle-weary.'
  9. 'I have grown so weary of the endless preparations that I have begun to take long walks around the countryside.'
  10. 'There are plenty of others who are just plain battle-weary.'
  11. 'I'm growing weary of pointing out what a success this campaign has been to date.'
  12. 'I truly do apologise if you are growing weary of this topic, but really: you only have yourself to blame.'

verb

Cause to become tired.
  1. 'The discipline of the guards is not very good. Sentry duty wearies them, for they must also serve as torturers, interrogators and perform the duties of kidnappers.'
  2. 'Save for the rifles, there appeared to be no difference between exhausted captive and wearied captor.'
  3. 'I could go on for many more pages in a systematic dissection of this recent work but, it will only weary the reader.'
  4. 'The bloated, flabby, obfuscatory writing has wearied readers for two decades.'
  5. 'I should add that there is another aspect to the case, his admission, but I will not weary your Honour with that.'
  6. 'While they both appeared with wide grins and clear good humor on Monday, both were visibly wearied by the repeated questions about U.S.-German ties.'
  7. 'They have all seen advertising revenue decline significantly and executives believe the constant diet of down news is wearying readers and advertisers.'
  8. 'At any other time, this would provide a welcome diversion for a people wearied by the dreary, daily business of trying to stay alive.'
  9. 'They were both dirty and tired-looking, wearied by the journey.'
  10. 'I have no wish to weary you with the case I have made in the past, but make of this what you will.'
Grow tired of or bored with.
  1. 'Indeed, if they find themselves restrained by a new gripping torpor, they will soon weary of being part of the EU family.'
  2. 'EU integrationists by direct comparison seem very trustworthy indeed - even if some are wearying of their noble duties.'
  3. 'Having spent a year immersed in the event, Sloan is wearying of the same old arguments, revisiting debates she thought were closed years ago.'
Be distressed; fret.

    Definitions

    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 followed by of): weary of excuses.

    4. characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait. verb (used with or without object), wearied, wearying.

    5. to make or become weary; fatigue or tire:

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be weary of efforts."

    "refinerses can be weary of cargoes."

    "people can be weary from concentrations."

    "wells can be weary on dates."

    "wells can be weary after exertions."

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    Origin

    Old English wērig, wǣrig, of West Germanic origin.

    Phrase

    no rest (or peace) for the weary