An example of jaded is a student who has failed so many tests that he no longer cares about school at all.
- tired; worn-out; wearied
- dulled or satiated, as from overindulgence
- made apathetic, insensitive, or embittered by experience, esp. in a particular environment or situation: jaded by his years in politics
Origin of jadedpast participle of jade, transitive verbintransitive verb
- Worn out; wearied: “My father's words had left me jaded and depressed” ( William Styron )
- Dulled by surfeit; sated: “the sickeningly sweet life of the amoral, jaded, bored upper classes” ( John Simon )
- Cynically or pretentiously callous.
(comparative more jaded, superlative most jaded)
- simple past tense and past participle of jade
From jade (“worn-out horse”), possibly from Old Norse jalda (“mare”). Jade as a term of abuse for a woman dates from 1560.