Weary
Weary Wea"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wearied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with labor or traveling. [1913 Webster]

So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance. [1913 Webster]

I stay too long by thee; I weary thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To harass by anything irksome. [1913 Webster]

I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To weary out}, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See {Jade}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Weary — Wea ry, a. [Compar. {Wearier}; superl. {Weariest}.] [OE. weri, AS. w?rig; akin to OS. w?rig, OHG. wu?rag; of uncertain origin; cf. AS. w?rian to ramble.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weary — may refer to: *Jake Weary *Fred Weary *Emily Pohl Weary …   Wikipedia

  • weary — ► ADJECTIVE (wearier, weariest) 1) tired. 2) causing tiredness. 3) (often weary of) reluctant to experience any more of. ► VERB (wearies, wearied) 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • weary — [wir′ē] adj. wearier, weariest [ME weri < OE werig, akin to OHG wuorag, drunk < IE base * wōr , giddiness, faintness > Gr hōrakian, to be giddy] 1. tired; worn out 2. without further liking, patience, tolerance, zeal, etc.; bored: with… …   English World dictionary

  • Weary — Wea ry, v. i. To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weary — (adj.) O.E. werig tired, related to worian to wander, totter, from W.Gmc. *worigaz (Cf. O.S. worig weary, O.H.G. wuorag intoxicated ), of unknown origin. The verb is O.E. wergian (intr.), gewergian (trans.). Related: Wearied; wearying …   Etymology dictionary

  • weary — [adj] tired all in*, beat*, bone tired*, bored, burned out*, bushed, dead*, dead tired*, discontented, disgusted, dog tired*, done in*, drained, drooping, drowsy, enervated, exhausted, fagged, fatigued, fed up, flagging, had it*, impatient,… …   New thesaurus

  • weary — index exhaust (deplete), lugubrious, otiose, tax (overwork) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • weary — vb *tire, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag, tucker Analogous words: debilitate, enfeeble, *weaken: *depress, oppress, weigh Contrasted words: energize, *vitalize: animate, *quicken, enliven, vivify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • weary — I UK [ˈwɪərɪ] / US [ˈwɪrɪ] adjective Word forms weary : adjective weary comparative wearier superlative weariest 1) very tired, especially because of hard work or activity They collapsed on to their beds, too weary to get changed. a) showing that …   English dictionary

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