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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Recent Examples on the Web Until that moment, everyone simply must calm down about the mythological threat of disaffected Democratic voters who, having been left too jaded by the primary process, cannot bring themselves to vote for a nominee that’s not their favorite. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Let Them Fight!," 16 Jan. 2020 Little wonder, then, that the modern fan is just a wee bit jaded, immune to even the most craven means to a competitive end. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Injured parties, defiant execs and a tainted title: Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal checks all the boxes," 15 Jan. 2020 To do it in a spirit of political careerism, and the need to put something seemingly new and exciting in front of a mob that has grown jaded and bored by its own prosperity, is morally indefensible. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Rubio’s and Warren’s Immoral Attack on Capitalism," 19 Nov. 2019 Maybe that’s how this scandal unsettles the most jaded among us. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Injured parties, defiant execs and a tainted title: Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal checks all the boxes," 15 Jan. 2020 In our current age, somehow both more jaded and more easily offended, this would be too shocking or not shocking enough or shocking in the wrong way. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 And while Facebook users may have grown jaded by the social media giant’s practice of tracking their shopping habits or political leanings, for many, medical history is sacred territory. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Facebook is normalizing sharing your personal healthcare data," 31 Dec. 2019 However, Gareth Southgate and his miserable men took us on a trip down memory lane, as a jaded England surrendered an early lead to lose 2-1 to Czech Republic in the Euro 2020 qualifying group stage. SI.com, "England's Teamsheet the Last Time the Three Lions Lost a Qualifier Back in 2009," 13 Oct. 2019 Wine lovers: Wine critic Michael Alberty offers his suggestions for six wine gifts guaranteed to please the jaded palate. oregonlive, "The Oregonian/OregonLive’s 2019 holiday gift guide," 28 Nov. 2019

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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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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Jaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaded. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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jaded

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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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