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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

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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 Perhaps the devotees keeping the story of Lord Rama alive were getting tired and sleepy. Krishna Jha And Dhirendra K. Jha, Quartz India, "The night of 1949 when a Ram idol suddenly appeared inside Babri Masjid and changed history," 10 Nov. 2019 To the uninitiated, Reno today is a tired casino town, the butt of jokes told by late-night comedians and schlocky TV shows. Anjeanette Damon, USA Today, "High heels, high tech, high stakes: What happened when Reno tried to kick out its strip clubs," 29 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the protesters are growing tired and more concerned about their safety, says an organiser. The Economist, "Saad Hariri, the prime minister of Lebanon, steps down," 29 Oct. 2019 The church is tired in the Europe of well-being and in America. . Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Roma Locuta Est, Deal With It," 28 Oct. 2019 Lowest price alert: This deep-kneading foot massager Feeling tired and sore after a long day on your feet? Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Friday," 18 Oct. 2019 For one, Democratic leaders have plainly grown tired of being bludgeoned by progressives and impeachment advocates. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Right Way to Impeach Trump," 28 Sep. 2019 Mengiste, 46, had been too tired after a shift stacking boxes in a District warehouse to attend church with the three other Ethiopian immigrants who shared the top floor of 708 Kennedy Street NW. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "‘A failing of the systems’: In rowhouse fire, D.C. missed many chances to save lives," 14 Sep. 2019 After about two hours, Nutmeg started to slow down and looked tired. oregonlive, "Dog’s sudden death after playing at Portland riverfront park prompts concerns about toxic algae," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tired

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of tired was in the 14th century

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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


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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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