A man weary after a long day at work.
An example of weary is how a worker will feel after working for 12 hours straight on his feet.
- tired; worn out
- without further liking, patience, tolerance, zeal, etc.; bored: with of: weary of his continual joking
- tiring: weary work
- irksome; tedious; tiresome
Origin of wearyMiddle English weri from Old English werig, akin to Old High German wuorag, drunk from Indo-European base an unverified form w?r-, giddiness, faintness from source Classical Greek h?rakian, to be giddy
intransitive verb-·ried, -·ry·ing
- Physically or mentally tired.
- Expressive of or prompted by tiredness: a weary smile.
- Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
- Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.
tr. & intr.v.wea·ried, wea·ry·ing, wea·ries
Origin of wearyMiddle English weri from Old English wērig
(comparative wearier, superlative weariest)
- Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; tired; fatigued.
- A weary traveller knocked at the door.
- Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick.
- soldiers weary of marching, or of confinement
- I grew weary of studying and left the library.
- Expressive of fatigue.
- He gave me a weary smile.
- Causing weariness; tiresome.
(third-person singular simple present wearies, present participle wearying, simple past and past participle wearied)
- To make or to become weary.
Old English wÄ“riÄ¡