jaded

adjective
jad·​ed | \ ˈjā-dəd How to pronounce jaded (audio) \

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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Whether that translates into sales is the big question, but my usually jaded hands couldn’t wait to pick up the G8 following LG’s briefing. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "LG G8 hands-on: Could the future of smartphones be in the palm of my hand?," 24 Feb. 2019 Perhaps in someway Gritty is hope in the only way the jaded can understand. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Gritty’s evolution from googly-eyed hockey mascot to meme to leftist avatar, explained," 24 Dec. 2018 For some, that shift presents as a palpable swing away from youthful optimism and toward the cynical, jaded, world-weary determination of an aged oracle with a thousand-yard-stare. Aja Romano, Vox, "The memes of the 2018 midterm elections reflect a feeling of urgency and determination," 6 Nov. 2018 Earlier this year, Moncler staged a grand production in Milan, the sort of theater a jaded fashion crowd expects from chairman and CEO Remo Ruffini. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "The Reimagining of a Classic Moncler Jacket," 20 Nov. 2018 Even the most jaded gamer can likely find some joy in flipping their ship’s guns backwards to take out some bogies, then flipping it back to re-focus on the battle ahead. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Starlink: Battle for Atlas review: Cool toys, solid spacefaring," 16 Oct. 2018 Should Be Your Next Cruising Destination YEAR 13: Ancient Civ 101 Get active or thought-provoking to combat the tough, jaded years when hormones are in charge. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 Its principal characters are not jaded sybarites sunning themselves on the decks of pleasure boats or beside hilltop swimming pools, but rather salt-of-the-earth Frenchmen and women with roots in the populist cinema of the 1930s. New York Times, "Beautiful People in European Villas: a Film Genre of Its Own," 15 May 2018 The players looked tired and jaded in Sunday's defeat at Chelsea - a result which leaves the Reds clinging onto their place in the top four. SI.com, "Jurgen Klopp Looks to Strenghten Squad in the Summer to Compete with Man City," 7 May 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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The first known use of jaded was in 1600

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jaded

adjective

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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