\ ˈtī(-ə)rd How to pronounce tired (audio) \

Definition of tired

1 : drained of strength and energy : fatigued often to the point of exhaustion
2 : obviously worn by hard use : run-down

Other Words from tired

tiredly adverb
tiredness noun

Examples of tired in a Sentence

I was really tired after the long trip. She's too tired to go out tonight. The children were tired after the hike. We had to listen to the same old tired excuses again.
Recent Examples on the Web Also during the pandemic, people who were tired of being stuck indoors flocked to beaches, and more got hooked on trawling for treasures. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 But his success so far is a message that voters even in an overwhelmingly Democratic city are tired of the spreading public disorder. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 8 June 2022 Lobrano also says people may be tired of the informal auteurs of the bistronomic restaurants that have dominated the conversation about French dining for the better part of the past two decades. Cyrill Matter, Town & Country, 8 June 2022 My best hope is that people continue to get angrier and that the folks who have been fighting so hard for so long, and are already tired, find some strength to keep fighting and also to mobilize others, especially youth, along the way. Brittney Mckenna, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2022 By the time the two arrived in Orkney, both were tired. Francesca Street, CNN, 31 May 2022 After two years of lockdowns, travel restrictions, pre-departure COVID tests, rollbacks on those restrictions, new variants, repeat, people are tired. Rachel King, Fortune, 28 May 2022 Then in the deep stretch, the horse started to veer to the inside, a sign sometimes of being tired. John Cherwaspecial Contributor, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2022 From being targeted by police to being picked off by racists fearful of their place in a quickly diversifying nation, Black people are tired. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tired

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for tired


\ ˈtīrd \

Kids Definition of tired

: needing rest : weary


\ ˈtī(ə)rd How to pronounce tired (audio) \

Medical Definition of tired

: drained of strength and energy : fatigued often to the point of exhaustion

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