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
Recent Examples on the Web If people get fed up with masks, one option might be to use face shields: clear-plastic guards attached to a headband. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "We'll Be Wearing Things on Our Faces for a Long Time," 22 May 2020 Across the nation, some business owners fed up with the restrictions of their state’s stay-at-home orders have taken to just reopening their shops, without approval even in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Business Owners That Open Too Soon In Illinois Can Face Misdemeanor Charges," 18 May 2020 Faithful North Carolinians are fed up with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's stay-at-home order interfering with their ability to gather for worship. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Religious leaders hold rally in Raleigh and announce lawsuit against governor's stay-at-home order," 14 May 2020 Experts nationally have also started to realize that people are increasingly fed up with staying at home and are increasingly going out. Los Angeles Times, "Fears of a second coronavirus surge haunt California as it begins slow-speed reopening of economy," 8 May 2020 More than once it's gotten to the point where his grandparents get fed up and buy him new, well-fitting shoes. refinery29.com, "Why Do We Always Feel Like We’re Screwing Up As Mums?," 7 May 2020 They are fed up, Greene said, and tired of waiting. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Fatal shootings rekindle long-simmering tension between IMPD and black residents," 7 May 2020 Iraqis fed up with corruption and the slow pace of recovery from the wreckage left by the war with Islamic State took to the streets in October for protests that also targeted Iran’s dominance of the country’s politics. Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Rejects Iraq’s Request to Open Talks on a Troop Pullout," 7 May 2020 Meanwhile, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is seemingly getting fed up with running the border wall project. TheWeek, "Trump is reportedly back to obsessing over the color of his border wall," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of fed up

1900, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2020

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“Fed up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fed%20up. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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