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Definition of "weary" []

  • Physically or mentally fatigued. (adjective)
  • Expressive of or prompted by fatigue: a weary smile. (adjective)
  • Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays. (adjective)
  • Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait. (adjective)
  • To make or become weary. See Synonyms at tire1. (verb-transitive)

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 "weary" in a sentence
  • "Veery was trilling his _weary, weary, weary_ in the Elder thicket along the brook, when another, a larger animal, loomed up in the distant trail and glided silently toward Yan."
  • "—how he had grown weary for his native countryside, for the smithy: —weary of living always so far away from them all, and of the discipline—much harsher of late—as well as of his comrades, who called him “Prussian” because of his Alsatian accent."
  • "33 _I grow weary. _ 4to 1681 'I grew weary'.p. 166, l. 2 _sure he knows me not. _ 1724 omits 'he'.p. 166, l. 16 _better than an Age of Scorn from a proud faithless"