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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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 They were fed up with the bureaucratic nature of the European Union. Fox News, "UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on NATO, Russia and Brexit," 13 July 2018 Like me, they are fed up with people who presume to speak for the disabled. refinery29.com, "How John Callahan Used His Disability To Fuel Fearlessly Funny Cartoons," 13 July 2018 Community members were fed up with seeing bags littering shores and beaches and snarled in plants while out berry-picking. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Somebody’s got to do it.’ Anchorage Assembly members consider banning plastic shopping bags," 8 July 2018 But, at some point, people get fed up with that dynamic. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Fog Creek Software CEO Anil Dash answers all the questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 8 July 2018 Those fed up with watching their hundredth Hugh Grant romantic comedy might have other options, however, if face-swapping technology can be made to work on the fly. The Economist, "What if AI made actors immortal?," 5 July 2018 Others may simply be fed up with having to care for a home. Jane E. Brody, charlotteobserver, "How to age well and stay in your home," 27 June 2018 Yet another huge, potentially disruptive event would come to the Bayfront Park area, and some locals are fed up with the inconveniences associated with them. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "Formula One 'an opportunity like no other' for Miami, but will a deal get done?," 23 June 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

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

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