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Definition of "jaded" []

  • Worn out; wearied: "My father's words had left me jaded and depressed” ( William Styron). (adjective)
  • Dulled by surfeit; sated: "the sickeningly sweet life of the amoral, jaded, bored upper classes” ( John Simon). (adjective)
  • Cynically or pretentiously callous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jaded" in a sentence
  • "Why do we, in jaded, post-industrial America, buy it — the handsome ne'er-do-well with the plain, hardworking spinster?"
  • "The end of it is always, or nearly, the same, and to the effect that of course we "jaded critics" do not really care about any pieces at all, and only visit the theatre because we are paid to go, and that it is awfully unfair that such "jaded" -- one cannot help insisting upon the word "jaded" -- people should be allowed to act as critics."
  • "I suppose the major reason I’m feeling so jaded is that the mystery has gone out of wine for me."