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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That’s when mezzo-soprano Jessi McKinnon delivered the concert’s most spine-tingling solo, a disarmingly urgent affirmation so full of hope that the most jaded skeptic could have their world view changed by it. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Summer Singers may have the hope and harmony you need," 21 July 2019 At 53, Rousseau might be expected to be a little jaded, a cynical veteran of too many campaigns. The Economist, "Confessions of a Downing Street photographer," 19 July 2019 Angry and jaded, Americans weren’t in the mood to buy another batch. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "A Closer Look at Rockwell’s Four Freedoms," 22 June 2019 They, along with throngs of people — whether tourists or jaded New Yorkers — were staring, necks craned, toward the night sky to watch Nik and Lijana Wallenda walking a wire high above Manhattan. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "‘Flying Wallendas’ Times Square High-Wire Walk Evokes Rich History of Death-Defying Stunts in N.Y.," 23 June 2019 Teens love to think of themselves as tragic and jaded, so Euphoria will surely find fans, particularly young ones. Judy Berman, Time, "In HBO’s Bleak Gen Z Drama, Euphoria Is the Opposite of Happiness," 13 June 2019 The government was trying to send a warning, but the barbarism of the public execution appalled even the most jaded tabloids. CBS News, ""The Last Pirate of New York": One of the most sensational murder hunts in American history," 29 June 2019 Gaming giants such as Nintendo, Xbox, Square Enix, Epic Games, Capcom and Bethesda dominated the show floor, showcasing their latest upcoming titles to eager fans and jaded, sore-footed journalists. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, "E3 2019: The Best of the Convention," 14 June 2019 Now, imagine this: Jack Traven is a jaded LAPD officer who feels he's being pushed out of the department by younger cowboy-type officers. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "What Keanu Reeves should do next," 5 June 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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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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