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Dictionary entry overview: What does tired mean?
• TIRED (adjective)
The adjective TIRED has 2 senses:
1. depleted of strength or energy
2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Familiarity information: TIRED used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||tired [BACK TO TOP]|
Depleted of strength or energy
tired mothers with crying babies / too tired to eat
travel-worn (tired by travel)
ragged (worn out from stress or strain)
footsore (having sore or tired feet)
whacked ((British informal) exhausted or worn out)
rested (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing)
|Sense 2||tired [BACK TO TOP]|
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
bromidic sermons / his remarks were trite and commonplace / hackneyed phrases / a stock answer / repeating threadbare jokes / parroting some timeworn axiom / the trite metaphor 'hard as nails'
unoriginal (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual)
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