Definition of weary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɪəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪri//
    (wearier, weariest) Tiredness, Showing interest
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  1. 1very tired, especially after you have been working hard or doing something for a long time a weary traveller She suddenly felt old and weary. a weary sigh See related entries: Tiredness
  2. 2(literary) making you feel tired or bored a weary journey weary hours spent in negotiation
  3. 3weary of something/of doing something (formal) no longer interested in or enthusiastic about something Students soon grow weary of listening to a parade of historical facts. See related entries: Showing interest
  4. Word OriginOld English wērig, wǣrig, of West Germanic origin.Extra examples I’ve grown rather weary of all your excuses. She looks a little weary. The people are weary of war. This war has made us all weary. Any chance of a drink? This weary traveller is about to collapse from thirst. He gave a long, weary sigh.
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