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 On stage, Lizzo is a singular presence: Her unmatched optimism and the uplifting messages found in her lyrics can make even the most jaded listener want to dance. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Of Course, Lizzo’s Instagram Style Is “Good as Hell”," 24 Sep. 2020 Everything appears in vibrant, saturated colors that will leave even the most jaded HD screen-staring home office dweller drooling on the pages. Thomas Peschak, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 23 Apr. 2020 The departure of a night train—by definition, a humdrum event for the station staff—exudes, for all but the most jaded travellers, the thrill of an unfamiliar ritual. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Enduring Romance of the Night Train," 4 May 2020 And the recent debut of a colorful travel book about L.A. by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal that would make the most jaded Angeleno feel magic for the city again? Marques Harper, latimes.com, "Louis Vuitton to debut new exhibition, launch ArtyCapucines bags in Beverly Hills," 7 June 2019 Even the most jaded racing fans come away from Old Friends astounded by the lineup. Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Race Is Over," 17 Apr. 2020 There is a persistent vibe in the air that well-meaning, left-leaning people have become jaded from three years of Trump, with scandal after scandal leaving the psyche numbed, but ever-more-brittle. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, "Here’s What The Change-Makers Of 2016 Have Done With All That Big Activist Energy," 30 Jan. 2020 Scrooge’s dialogue, though, drips with the wit and sarcasm of a man whose outlook on life has become jaded over the years, especially around Christmas. Jerald Pierce, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Goodman still offers surprises," 27 Nov. 2019 Stoves with more than four burners and cabinets in maple, cherry and birch make even the most jaded homebuyer swoon. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Add luster to your home before placing on the market," 21 Dec. 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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“Jaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaded. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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