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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The government was trying to send a warning, but the barbarism of the public execution appalled even the most jaded tabloids. CBS News, ""The Last Pirate of New York": One of the most sensational murder hunts in American history," 29 June 2019 Gaming giants such as Nintendo, Xbox, Square Enix, Epic Games, Capcom and Bethesda dominated the show floor, showcasing their latest upcoming titles to eager fans and jaded, sore-footed journalists. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, "E3 2019: The Best of the Convention," 14 June 2019 Now, imagine this: Jack Traven is a jaded LAPD officer who feels he's being pushed out of the department by younger cowboy-type officers. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "What Keanu Reeves should do next," 5 June 2019 In a performance widely hailed as her strongest in years, Stone portrays Olivia Lake, an endearingly jaded children's book author whose ski-resort property and high-wattage charm inspire the men in her life to behave badly. Hugh Hart, latimes.com, "Sharon Stone drops the weight of pre-conceived expectations and tackles 'Mosaic' with ease," 23 May 2018 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

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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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