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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 Al spends more time with Cindy to the detriment of his classwork; Riley is tired of hiding his relationship with Vanessa. Hau Chu, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 Giselle, Karina, Ningning, and Winter should be tired. Raisa Bruner, Time, 11 May 2022 Out in the world, when the cat gets tired, Yosh carries Simon on his shoulders. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 9 May 2022 On the other, Musk’s overhaul may attract candidates who are drawn by his sweeping proposals and cult following, and are tired of Silicon Valley’s liberal grip. Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 9 May 2022 In the final weeks of the season, the Lightning answered some of their critics who wondered if the team was tired, hammering Florida (8-4) and Toronto (8-1). Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2022 Many companies are tired and weighing the possibility of international arbitration. MarÍa Verza, ajc, 20 Apr. 2022 People are tired, people are scared, people are frustrated, and people are disconnected. Imentor, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Knight, a four-time Olympian, never gets tired of seeing Canada, either. Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 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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21 May 2022

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More Definitions for tired


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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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