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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Mike Diaz, a member of the city council for Chula Vista, Calif., where police have partnered with Ring, said the cameras could be an important safeguard for some local neighborhoods where residents are tired of dealing with crime. Drew Harwell, Anchorage Daily News, "Doorbell-camera maker Ring has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance reach," 28 Aug. 2019 That political neophytes like Mr Karoui are soaring in the polls is a sign that voters are getting tired of the squabbling. The Economist, "Tunisia’s fragile democracy faces a stiff test," 4 July 2019 The Democratic base, tired of half-wins and emboldened by 2018, is coming for him. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "5 storylines to watch in Colorado politics: TABOR, the 8th Congressional District and more," 5 Sep. 2019 By night two everyone should be so tired that sleep is no longer an issue, right? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No cooler is needed for these easy, kid-friendly campsite meals," 14 Aug. 2019 Soothing cucumber extract also works to refresh tired eyes. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "Want to fight dark circles? Look for these ingredients in your next eye cream," 10 Aug. 2019 The tired and funky appetizer of popcorn shrimp and Brussels sprouts should have retired by now. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Cappy’s keeps its groove as Alamo Heights’ go-to restaurant," 18 July 2019 Over/under: Take the OVER (10.5, +105) with the Dodgers set up well against Bundy and the Orioles likely to tack on some late runs against a tired Dodgers bullpen. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Los Angeles Dodgers at Baltimore Orioles odds, picks and betting tips," 12 Sep. 2019 As time passed, Schmit recalled growing tired and anxious. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Heroics in no short supply for Crescenta Valley High School trio," 3 Sep. 2019

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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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