jad·​ed | \ˈjā-dəd \

Definition of jaded 

1 : fatigued by overwork : exhausted a jaded horse

2 : made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something jaded network viewers jaded voters

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Other Words from jaded

jadedly adverb
jadedness noun

Examples of jaded in a Sentence

Oh, yes, mate, they're all jaded here now—their last gasps of innocence sucked out of them by Olympic pharaohs who at first played a blatant game of bait-and-switch with Games tickets, furtively putting aside vast quantities of the best seats to sell to fat cats at higher prices. — Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated, 11 Sept. 2000 I'm jaded with the pulls on me that I can't answer to. I've made up my mind that with a few people to abet me I won't do one single thing in verse or out of it or with it till I God damn please for the rest of my natural life. — Robert Frost, letter, 12 Aug. 1924 He became jaded from years of work as a police officer. a public jaded by political scandals
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But even the most jaded observer of the tourist nuisance would soften in the face of Sam Riding. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "A tourist asked for recommendations in Boston. And social media responded — with kindness," 6 July 2018 But the results of that China-U.S. pact have left many a little jaded about the efficacy of diplomacy on this issue. Washington Post, "Summit does not deal with North Korea’s hacking," 17 June 2018 The former Chelsea boss expects main man Romelu Lukaku to be 'jaded' after featuring at the World Cup for Belgium, with Martial set to be used more sparingly for France. SI.com, "Jose Mourinho Plans to Deploy Anthony Martial As Central Striker Next Season Amid Exit Concerns," 3 May 2018 Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy may be overplayed (not to mention overwrought), but Canellakis salvaged it for the ears of the jaded. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Karina Canellakis at Curtis Institute stuns with precision in bold selection," 30 Apr. 2018 But fashion should be enjoyed; it shouldn’t be looked at from a jaded, been-there-done-that point of view. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Kate Spade Dies at 55," 5 June 2018 Spiliadis is a savvy businessman and an idealist, an admirable combination in a world so jaded, snarky and cynical. Dan Rodricks, baltimoresun.com, "Rodricks: This restaurateur has something for the man who stole from him: a job," 2 June 2018 In an era of divisive, cutthroat politics, people have become jaded about our country’s early years, Wong says. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great American attractions overlooked by locals," 10 July 2018 Take a moment to soak it all in, and don’t ever become jaded by the sweet regularity of it all. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "In Bay Area pantheon of champions, Warriors are right at home," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of jaded

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jaded

see jade entry 3

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English Language Learners Definition of jaded

: feeling or showing a lack of interest and excitement caused by having done or experienced too much of something

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