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wea·ry

 (wîr′ē)
adj. wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est
1. Physically or mentally tired.
2. Expressive of or prompted by tiredness: a weary smile.
3. Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
4. Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.
tr. & intr.v. wea·ried, wea·ry·ing, wea·ries
To make or become weary. See Synonyms at tire1.

[Middle English weri, from Old English wērig.]

wea′ri·ly adv.
wea′ri·ness n.

weary

(ˈwɪərɪ)
adj, -rier or -riest
1. tired or exhausted
2. causing fatigue or exhaustion
3. caused by or suggestive of weariness: a weary laugh.
4. (postpositive; often foll by of or with) discontented or bored, esp by the long continuance of something
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
5. to make or become weary
6. to make or become discontented or impatient, esp by the long continuance of something
[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

wea•ry

(ˈwɪər i)

adj. -ri•er, -ri•est, adj.
1. physically or mentally exhausted; fatigued; tired.
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.
5. to make or become weary; fatigue or tire.
6. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of): He wearied of living in hotel rooms.
[before 900; Middle English wery, Old English wērig, c. Old Saxon sīthwōrig trip-weary, Old High German wuarag drunk; akin to Old English wōrian to crumble, totter]
wea′ri•ly, adv.
wea′ri•ness, n.
wea′ry•ing•ly, adv.

weary


Past participle: wearied
Gerund: wearying

Imperative
weary
weary
Present
I weary
you weary
he/she/it wearies
we weary
you weary
they weary
Preterite
I wearied
you wearied
he/she/it wearied
we wearied
you wearied
they wearied
Present Continuous
I am wearying
you are wearying
he/she/it is wearying
we are wearying
you are wearying
they are wearying
Present Perfect
I have wearied
you have wearied
he/she/it has wearied
we have wearied
you have wearied
they have wearied
Past Continuous
I was wearying
you were wearying
he/she/it was wearying
we were wearying
you were wearying
they were wearying
Past Perfect
I had wearied
you had wearied
he/she/it had wearied
we had wearied
you had wearied
they had wearied
Future
I will weary
you will weary
he/she/it will weary
we will weary
you will weary
they will weary
Future Perfect
I will have wearied
you will have wearied
he/she/it will have wearied
we will have wearied
you will have wearied
they will have wearied
Future Continuous
I will be wearying
you will be wearying
he/she/it will be wearying
we will be wearying
you will be wearying
they will be wearying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wearying
you have been wearying
he/she/it has been wearying
we have been wearying
you have been wearying
they have been wearying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wearying
you will have been wearying
he/she/it will have been wearying
we will have been wearying
you will have been wearying
they will have been wearying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wearying
you had been wearying
he/she/it had been wearying
we had been wearying
you had been wearying
they had been wearying
Conditional
I would weary
you would weary
he/she/it would weary
we would weary
you would weary
they would weary
Past Conditional
I would have wearied
you would have wearied
he/she/it would have wearied
we would have wearied
you would have wearied
they would have wearied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.weary - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stressweary - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up, beat - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
overfatigue, overtire, overweary - tire excessively
2.weary - lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
poop out, conk out, peter out, run down, run out - use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
retire, withdraw - lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
Adj.1.weary - physically and mentally fatiguedweary - physically and mentally fatigued; "`aweary' is archaic"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

weary

adjective
1. tired, exhausted, drained, worn out, spent, done in (informal), flagging, all in (slang), fatigued, wearied, sleepy, fagged (informal), whacked (Brit. informal), jaded, drooping, knackered (slang), drowsy, clapped out (Austral. & N.Z. informal), enervated, ready to drop, dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead beat (informal), asleep or dead on your feet (informal) She sank to the ground, too weary to walk another step.
tired fresh, stimulated, lively, refreshed, energetic, invigorated, full of beans (informal), full of get-up-and-go (informal)
2. fed up, bored, sick (informal), discontented, impatient, indifferent, jaded, sick and tired (informal), browned-off (informal) He was growing weary of his wife's constant complaints.
fed up patient, excited, amused, forbearing
3. tiring, taxing, wearing, arduous, tiresome, laborious, irksome, wearisome, enervative a long, weary journey in search of food and water
tiring exciting, refreshing, invigorating
verb
1. grow tired, tire, sicken, have had enough, become bored He had wearied of teaching in state universities.
2. bore, annoy, plague, sicken, jade, exasperate, vex, irk, try the patience of, make discontented Her nagging and criticism wearied him so much that he left her.
bore interest, excite, amuse
3. tire, tax, burden, drain, fatigue, fag (informal), sap, wear out, debilitate, take it out of (informal), tire out, enervate Her pregnancy wearied her to the point of exhaustion.
tire stimulate, revive, refresh, enliven, invigorate

weary

adjective
1. Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
2. Out of patience with:
verb
1. To diminish the strength and energy of:
2. To fatigue with dullness or tedium:
Translations
تَعْبان، ضَجِر، مُرْهَقيُتْعِب، يَتْعَب
blive trættrættrætte
väsynyt
kifárad
òreytaòreyttur, òreytulegur
nuvargęsnuvargtisu nuovargiuvarginamai
nogurdinātnogurisnogurt
utrujen
trötttröttatrötta uttröttna
bık makbıkmışusanmışyor makyorgun

weary

[ˈwɪərɪ]
A. ADJ (wearier (compar) (weariest (superl)))
1. [person] → cansado; [sigh, smile, voice] → de cansancio
to be weary of sth/sbestar cansado or harto de algo/algn
to be weary of doing sthestar cansado or harto de hacer algo
to grow weary [person] → cansarse
he had grown weary of travellingse había cansado de viajar
2. (liter) (= tiring) [wait, day] → pesado
five weary hourscinco agotadoras horas
B. VT (frm) → cansar, agotar
C. VI (frm) to weary of sth/sbcansarse or hartarse de algo/algn

weary

[ˈwɪəri]
adj
(= tired) → exténué(e)
(= dispirited) → las(lasse)
to be weary of sb/sth → être las de qn/qch(lasse)
vtlasser
vi
to weary of sth → se lasser de qch

weary

adj (+er)
(= tired, dispirited)müde; (= fed up)lustlos; smile, groanmatt; to feel or be wearymüde sein; to be/grow weary of somethingetw leid sein/werden, einer Sache (gen)überdrüssig or müde sein/werden (geh)
(= tiring) wait, routine etcermüdend; for three weary hoursdrei endlose Stunden (lang); five weary milesfünf lange or beschwerliche Meilen
vtermüden
vi to weary of somethingeiner Sache (gen)müde or überdrüssig werden (geh); she wearied of being alonesie wurde es leid or müde (geh)or überdrüssig (geh), → allein zu sein

weary

[ˈwɪərɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (tired) → stanco/a, affaticato/a; (dispirited) → stanco/a, abbattuto/a; (tiring, wait, day) → estenuante
to be weary of sb/sth → essere stanco/a di qn/qc
five weary miles → cinque lunghe miglia
2. vtstancare
3. vi to weary of sb/sthstancarsi di qn/qc

weary

(ˈwiəri) adjective
tired; with strength or patience exhausted. a weary sigh; He looks weary; I am weary of his jokes.
verb
to (cause to) become tired. The patient wearies easily; Don't weary the patient.
ˈwearily adverb
ˈweariness noun
ˈwearisome adjective
causing weariness. a wearisome journey.
ˈwearisomely adverb

weary

a. cansado-a, fatigado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Weary Hannah slept on, and no one but the sisters saw the pale shadow which seemed to fall upon the little bed.
Her mind became in- tensely active and when, weary from the long hours of standing behind the counter in the store, she went home and crawled into bed, she could not sleep.
He and his men had had days of weary sailing and had sought in vain for shallow water in which they might come to an anchorage.
She talked about the grain and the weather as if she'd never had another interest, and if I went over at night she always looked dead weary.
They do not grow weary nor miss step, nor do they fall out of rank and sink by the wayside to be left contemplating the moving procession.
Rest your weary limbs, then, and open your wallet to eat.
The spectator feels it to be fool's play, when he can distinguish the tedious commonplace of each man's visage, with the perspiration and weary self-importance on it, and the very cut of his pantaloons, and the stiffness or laxity of his shirt-collar, and the dust on the back of his black coat.
It is no matter that the place is joyless for him; that he is weary of the old wooden houses, the mud and dust, the dead level of site and sentiment, the chill east wind, and the chillest of social atmospheres; -- all these, and whatever faults besides he may see or imagine, are nothing to the purpose.
It was precisely the first night during this series that, weary with watching, I had felt that I might again without laxity lay myself down at my old hour.
Further on, from the bright red windows of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
With them he pushed off; and, after much weary pulling, and many perilous, unsuccessful onsets, he at last succeeded in getting one iron fast.
I wonder if the beautiful ladies ever think of the weary cabman waiting on his box, and his patient beast standing, till his legs get stiff with cold.