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Definitions and Synonyms of tired | Another word for tired | What is tired?

Definition 1: depleted of strength or energy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tired or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tired mothers with crying babies
  • too tired to eat

(tired is similar to ...) very tired

"was all in at the end of the day" "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere" "bushed after all that exercise" "I'm dead after that long trip"

(tired is similar to ...) not rested or refreshed

(tired is similar to ...) tired by travel

(tired is similar to ...) worn out from stress or strain

"run ragged"

(tired is similar to ...) very tired

(tired is similar to ...) exhausted

"my father's words had left me jaded and depressed"

(tired is similar to ...) having sore or tired feet

(tired is similar to ...) drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

"the day's shopping left her exhausted" "he went to bed dog-tired" "was fagged and sweaty" "the trembling of his played out limbs" "felt completely washed-out" "only worn-out horses and cattle" "you look worn out"

(tired is similar to ...) weak from exhaustion

(tired is similar to ...) showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

"looking careworn as she bent over her mending" "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness" "that raddled but still noble face" "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"

(tired is similar to ...) exhausted as a result of longtime stress

"she was burned-out before she was 30"

(tired is similar to ...) tired of the world

"bored with life" "strolled through the museum with a bored air"

(tired is similar to ...) tired to the point of exhaustion

(tired is similar to ...) physically and mentally fatigued

"`aweary' is archaic"

(tired is similar to ...) (British informal) exhausted or worn out

Definition 2: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tired or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Synonyms for tired in the sense of this definition

(tired is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

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