- The definition of tired is being bored with something, or something that has become stale or being fatigued and in need of rest.
- An example of tired is when you are no longer interested in watching TV.
- An example of tired is an old and boring cliche.
- An example of tired is when you are exhausted and need to go to sleep.
This little girl is tired.
- fatigued, worn-out, or weary
- stale; hackneyed
Origin of tiredMiddle English (Northern) tyrit ; from tiren: see tire
make someone tired☆
Slang to annoy or vex someone: this foolishness makes me tired
- a. Exhausted of strength or energy; fatigued.b. Impatient; bored: tired of the same old sandwiches.
- Overused; hackneyed: a tired joke.
- Simple past tense and past participle of tire.
(comparative more tired, superlative most tired)
- Adverbs often applied to "tired": physically, mentally, emotionally.
Variant of tire
intransitive verbtired, tiring
- to become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through exertion
- to lose interest or patience; become bored or impatient: usually with of
Origin of tireMiddle English tiren ; from Old English tiorian, to fail, be tired, probably ; from Germanic an unverified form tiuzōn, to stay behind ; from Indo-European an unverified form deus-, to cease ; from base an unverified form deu-, to move forward
- to diminish the strength of by exertion, etc.; fatigue; weary: often with out
- to diminish the patience or interest of, as by dull talk, etc.; make weary; bore