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
Recent Examples on the Web The jaded denizens of Los Angeles, who've all seen three Veyrons and a Pagani by lunchtime, pull alongside to throw a thumbs-up. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2022 Corsair recently sent over the latest iteration of its all-in-one One (hence the clever name) desktop gaming PC for testing, which comes packed with enough Alder Lake-ready hardware to make even the most jaded PC gamers salivate. Mitch Wallace, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 That shot with an airborne helicopter pilot should impress even the most jaded kid, right? Sara Netzley, EW.com, 18 Jan. 2022 There’s a jaded sense among campaigning organizations that this is the last chance to voice flexible-work ideals in the UK for up to five years. Megan Carnegie, Wired, 14 Dec. 2021 Evelyn Flores, a 49-year-old secretary in a government agency, had a more jaded view, but felt compelled to do her civic responsibility nonetheless. Christopher Sherman, ajc, 28 Nov. 2021 Rowley’s depth and humor will warm even the most jaded hearts. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 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, 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, 23 Apr. 2020 See More

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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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12 Apr 2022

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“Jaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaded. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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