- The definition of jaded is worn out or dulled over time or by experience.
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
Origin of jadedpast participle of jade,
- 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.
Variant of jade
- any of various hard greenish gems used in jewelry and artistic carvings, including jadeite and nephrite
- a green color of medium hue
Origin of jadeFrench ; from Spanish (piedra de) ijada, (stone of) the side, loin ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form iliata ; from Classical Latin ilia, plural of ileum (see ileum): from the notion that it cured pains in the side
- made of jade
- green like jade