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TI'RED, pp. Wearied; fatigued.
adjective Date: 14th century
adj. 1 weary, exhausted; ready for sleep. 2 (of an idea etc.) hackneyed. Derivatives: tiredly adv. tiredness n.
Tired Tired, a. Weary; fatigued; exhausted.
Tire Tire, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiring.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E. tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear out; or cf. E. tarry.] To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you are tired, you feel that you want to rest or sleep. Michael is tired and he has to rest after his long trip. ADJ • tiredness He had to cancel some engagements because of tiredness. 2. You can describe a part of your body as tired if it looks or feels as if you need to rest it or to sleep. My arms are tired, and my back is tense. ADJ 3. If you are tired of something, you do not want it to continue because you are bored of it or unhappy with it. I am tired of all the speculation... I was tired of being a bookkeeper. = sick ADJ: v-link ADJ of n/-ing 4. If you describe something as tired, you are critical of it because you have heard it or seen it many times. I didn't want to hear another one of his tired excuses... ADJ: usu ADJ n [disapproval]
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