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Definition of tired adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1feeling that you would like to sleep or rest; needing rest synonym weary to be/look/feel tired I'm too tired even to think. They were cold, hungry, and tired out (= very tired). tired feet
  2. 2feeling that you have had enough of someone or something because you no longer find them/it interesting or because they make you angry or unhappy tired of somebody/something I'm sick and tired of all the arguments. tired of doing something She was tired of hearing about their trip to India.
  3. 3boring because it is too familiar or has been used too much He always comes out with the same tired old jokes.
adverb He shook his head tiredly.
noun [uncountable] She pleaded tiredness and went to bed early. see also dog-tired
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