jaded

adjective

jad·​ed ˈjā-dəd How to pronounce jaded (audio)
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
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. Robert Frost, letter, 12 Aug. 1924
He became jaded from years of work as a police officer. a public jaded by political scandals
Recent Examples on the Web Sharp Objects, Trainwreck, Top Five, Thank You for Smoking, and even a jaded Rory Gilmore in Netflix’s 2016 Gilmore Girls revival are just a few prominent 21st century examples. TIME, 14 Mar. 2024 Riseborough belies Alice’s jaded smirk with eyes that seem perpetually on the verge of flooding with tears. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for jaded 

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Word History

Etymology

see jade entry 3

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaded was in 1600

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“Jaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaded. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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