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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The series’s Swedish director Johan Renck (who made 2015’s stylish European gangster series The Last Panthers) has done something stunning: Chernobyl creates a sense of relentless, excruciating terror with none of the tired genre cliches of horror. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "HBO’s New Miniseries Chernobyl Will Give You Nightmares," 4 May 2019 In the second camp are folks who have also been obsessing over the storyline of the series but have not yet tired of trying to predict the next big plot twist. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Will Tyrion Lannister Be Killed by Bronn With a Crossbow on 'Game of Thrones'?," 3 May 2019 There's most certainly a way to critique outfit choices that doesn't employ tired, ageist ideas about what how a woman is supposed to dress. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Fashion Editor Said Supermodel Helena Christensen Was Too Old to Wear a Bustier—and People Aren’t Having It," 30 Apr. 2019 So tired old jokes will find a home with dull people, which may help explain the nettlesome persistence of Adam Sandler. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Would Your Clone Have the Same Sense of Humor?," 9 Apr. 2019 For chilly women, there are certainly options beyond the tired pashmina. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Stress-Free Guide to Dressing for Any Wedding," 21 Mar. 2019 Flowers, store-bought cards, and spa gift certificates are nice and all, but after so many years, traditional options can get tired. Allure, "16 Personalized Mother's Day Gift Ideas to Buy on Etsy," 26 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of tired

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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