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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The project began accidentally; fed up after seeing tabloid stories that focused on actresses’ dress sizes rather than their accomplishments, Jamil took to Instagram to vent her frustrations. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Jameela Jamil Is a Force for Revolutionary Self-Acceptance," 25 Feb. 2019 But European businesses are similarly fed up with broken Chinese promises over access to China’s market. Gerard Gayou, WSJ, "‘The Future Is Asian’ Review: Global Power Shifting East," 11 Feb. 2019 Black women are just fed up with the double standards and the cronyism in venture capital. Dee Poku Spalding, Marie Claire, "How I Plan to Get Funding Into the Hands of Black Female Entrepreneurs," 30 Jan. 2019 Many investors are rightfully fed up with Yelp and its missteps. Laura Forman, WSJ, "Zero Stars for Online-Review Company Yelp," 22 Jan. 2019 Leaders of the national Women's March have failed to address anti-Semitism within its ranks and Jewish women are hurt, disappointed, and fed up, says Molly Jong-Fast. Molly Jong-fast, Glamour, "We’ve Outgrown the Women’s March. Here’s What Happens Next.," 18 Jan. 2019 Americans also seem increasingly fed up with mass shootings. German Lopez, Vox, "How the Parkland shooting changed America’s gun debate," 26 Dec. 2018 Hyland is fed up with the stigma surrounding bodily functions like menstruation, which is (obviously) nothing to be ashamed of. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Dialysis and Her Second Kidney Transplant," 10 Dec. 2018 After 11 years in the industry—and of having this scene repeat itself over and over again backstage—Anderson was fed up. Michaela Dosamantes, Glamour, "6 Women Who Are Shaping the Future of Fashion," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of fed up

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fed up was in 1900

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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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