fed up


Definition of fed up

: tired, sated, or disgusted beyond endurance

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Examples of fed up in a Sentence

We've had one delay after another, and I'm starting to feel pretty fed up. fed up with the noise and bustle of the big city, the family decided to try country life

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While some brands might be eager for social media influencers to peddle their wares online, one ice cream man is fed up. Melissa Locker, Time, "Social Media Influencers Have to Pay Double at This Soft Serve Truck Because the Ice Cream Man Has Reached His Melting Point," 3 July 2019 Charles Pennypacker, a lawyer and legislator from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was fed up with Fourth of July. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "The 1900s Movement to Make the Fourth of July Boring (But Safe)," 3 July 2019 Likewise, in Iran the economy is shrinking, prices are rising and people are becoming fed up. The Economist, "As America and Iran inch closer to war, new talks are needed," 28 June 2019 America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell got fed up with singer Lamont Landers on Tuesday night's audition episode. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Fans Are Super Upset With Judge Simon Cowell After His Tense Stand-Off With Lamont Landers," 26 June 2019 The fight over Brexit has taken up the lion’s share of politicians’ time and attention for two years, but the public seems generally fed up with the endless debate. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "As clock ticks down, Britain finally reveals its plan for Brexit. What now?," 11 July 2018 Each of the ex-Beatles has, over the years, cited different factors that led them to feel fed up with being in the world’s most famous band, and the restrictions and obligations that came with it. David Gambacorta, Longreads, "Took You By Surprise: John and Paul’s Lost Reunion," 25 June 2019 And many more Southerners are fed up with the unwanted pests that seem to be invading their gardens and backyards on the regular. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Gorgeous Purple Flower Can Help Ward Off Unwanted Pests," 24 June 2019 And this is coupled with a deeply American fear that our consumerism can be used against us should the people who make our products overseas finally get fed up with sweat-shop labor in the service of U.S. expansionism. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Child's Play' Builds on the Legacy of Horror Remakes," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of fed up

1900, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fed up

informal : very tired of something : angry about something that has continued for a long time

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