jaded

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adjective jad·ed \ˈjā-dəd\

Definition of jaded

  1. 1 :  fatigued by overwork :  exhausted a jaded horse

  2. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. He became jaded from years of work as a police officer.

  4. a public jaded by political scandals

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Origin and Etymology of jaded

see 3jade


JADED Defined for English Language Learners

jaded

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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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