tired

adjective
\ 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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

The mother was intoxicated and wanted to stay longer, but Cordie wanted to get home because her young daughter was getting tired. Gillian Flaccus, Fox News, "DA: Missing woman died instantly in jump from mom's car," 27 Sep. 2018 Cons: Getting tired of typing this, but Laguna isn't an oval, so the oval count would drop. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "6 tracks that could replace Phoenix on IndyCar schedule in 2019," 23 June 2018 Bryan Colangelo was essentially brought to Philadelphia because the NBA was getting tired of Hinkie’s shameless tanking. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "There Was No Way Bryan Colangelo Could Remain Employed in Philadelphia," 7 June 2018 Women of color are tired of putting in the work while others reap the benefits. Valerie Complex, Harper's BAZAAR, "Brie Larson Wants Captain Marvel to Change the Film Industry," 25 Mar. 2019 But there’s no doubt that soldiers and mid-level officers are tired of seeing the Venezuelan people suffer. Editorial Board, WSJ, "Aid Showdown in Venezuela," 21 Feb. 2019 Any more time and the prolonged exposure to toxic gases makes them too tired to conduct field work. Ula Chrobak, Outside Online, "This Scientist Learns About Life on Mars in Yellowstone," 18 June 2018 Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Her Second Baby Boy With Husband Mike Fisher," 23 Jan. 2019 These electrons exit the other end, very tired after having given it their all. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Single-beam laser becomes multi-beam laser by kicking electrons," 5 Dec. 2018

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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

tired

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tired

: feeling a need to rest or sleep
: bored or annoyed by something because you have heard it, seen it, done it, etc., for a long time
disapproving : used over and over again

tired

adjective
\ ˈtīrd\

Kids Definition of tired

: needing rest : weary

tired

adjective
\ 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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