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

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 people who call Charlottesville home are tired of others using their town’s name as shorthand for the sights and sounds of bigotry that were broadcasted across the nation that weekend. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2021 Americans are tired of how long it's taken to get the economy moving, to get Covid under control. NBC News, 7 Nov. 2021 People are tired of the nine-to-five, five-days-a-week grind. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Michael is tired of people from the New York fashion scene where everyone has an agenda. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Some days, the kids were tired of skiing, but still hopped up on fruit snacks and Capri Suns. Matthew Meltzer, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2021 Conde's whereabouts were unknown for hours after the intense fighting Sunday in downtown Conakry until a video emerged showing the 83-year-old leader tired and disheveled in military custody. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 6 Sep. 2021 Conde’s whereabouts had been unknown for hours after the intense fighting Sunday in downtown Conakry until a video emerged showing the 83-year-old leader tired and disheveled in military custody. NBC News, 6 Sep. 2021 Conde’s whereabouts had been unknown for hours after the intense fighting Sunday in downtown Conakry until a video emerged showing the 83-year-old leader tired and disheveled in military custody. Boubacar Diallo And Krista Larson, chicagotribune.com, 5 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of tired

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tired. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for tired

tired

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tired

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