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
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 of jaded from the Web
If that sounds like a slightly jaded sentiment from a singer-songwriter fresh out of her more experimental 20s, there’s good reason.
Other than clinically jaded journalists, no one really needs such a car, though there are scores of lucky souls who want them: captains of industry, stock-market manipulators, oil sheiks, and pro athletes, for instance.
And the room, full of jaded industry folk, is rapt, riveted, turned on.
And come on: Even the most jaded of travelers has to admit that breakfast in bed, with Venice’s Grand Canal or the entire Manhattan skyline before you, almost makes that $15 fruit cup worth it.
Amina Henry’s new play, which just opened at Jack in Brooklyn, is far from perfect; jaded souls might argue it’s far from good.
As for the play, Broadway regulars may suspect they’re too jaded by years of jazzy onstage pyrotechnics to be excited by magic wands.
His history of domestic violence alone has been a stain on the sport to many jaded fans.
Turn a dilapidated warehouse for jaded kids into an academic powerhouse and pretty soon, moneyed residents will converge on the neighborhood and drive up rents.
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JADED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jaded for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a lack of interest and excitement caused by having done or experienced too much of something
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