overweary

adjective over·wea·ry \ ˌō-vər-ˈwir-ē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overweary

: too weary : extremely tired or worn out
  • He was somewhat overweary after a strenuous year; but to Dartmoor he always came for health and rest when opportunity offered …
  • —Eden Phillpotts
  • I resolved to establish myself as a well-behaved female at one or two good restaurants, where I could dine alone at a pleasant table with adequate attentions rather than be pushed into a corner and given a raw or overweary waiter.
  • —M. F. K. Fisher
  • And many established managers … are overloaded and overweary of helping people up the ropes who don't always appreciate their cost-free contributions.
  • —Joyce Lain Kennedy

First Known Use of overweary

1617


overweary

verb

Definition of overweary

overwearied; overwearying
transitive verb
: to make excessively weary : to cause to be extremely tired or worn out
  • It was not physical exercise that overwearied him, … it was his tendency to remain only too quiescent, as regarded any toil of the limbs and muscles.
  • —Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Known Use of overweary

15th century


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