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Meaning of WEARY

Pronunciation:  'weeree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  physically and mentally fatigued; "`aweary' is archaic"
  2. [v]  exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
  3. [v]  get tired of something or somebody
 

WEARY is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: aweary, fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, tired, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon
 
 Antonyms: freshen, refresh, refreshen
 
 See Also: beat, conk out, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, exhaust, indispose, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, peter out, poop out, retire, run down, run out, tucker, tucker out, wash up, weary, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wea"ry\, a. [Compar. {Wearier}; superl. {Weariest}.] [OE.
    weri, AS. w?rig; akin to OS. w?rig, OHG. wu?rag; of uncertain
    origin; cf. AS. w?rian to ramble.]
    1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn
       out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired;
       fatigued.
    
             I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             [I] am weary, thinking of your task.  --Longfellow.
    
    2. Causing weariness; tiresome. ``Weary way.'' --Spenser.
       ``There passed a weary time.'' --Coleridge.
    
    3. Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted;
       tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of
       marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
    
    Syn: Fatigued; tiresome; irksome; wearisome.
    
    
  2. \Wea"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wearied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Wearying}.]
    1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance
       of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with
       labor or traveling.
    
             So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as
       by continuance.
    
             I stay too long by thee; I weary thee. --Shak.
    
    3. To harass by anything irksome.
    
             I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous
             cries.                                --Milton.
    
    {To weary out}, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.
    
    Syn: To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See {Jade}.
    
    
  3. \Wea"ry\, v. i.
    To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary
    of an undertaking.
    
    
 

 

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