tired Definition

  • 1in need of sleep or rest; weary
  • 2bored or impatient with something because you have experienced too much of it

Using tired: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tired" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm too tired to go out tonight.

  • Example

    She was tired after a long day at work.

  • Example

    He's getting tired of all the traveling.

  • Example

    I'm tired of hearing excuses.

tired Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with tired

  • tired and emotional

    euphemism for being drunk or intoxicated


    After a few drinks, he became tired and emotional.

  • tired of one's own voice

    bored with talking about oneself or hearing oneself talk


    She was tired of her own voice and decided to listen more to others.

  • tired and emotional speech

    a speech given while drunk or emotional, often leading to embarrassing or regrettable statements


    His tired and emotional speech at the party caused quite a stir.


Summary: tired in Brief

The term 'tired' [ˈtaɪəd] refers to a state of needing rest or sleep, as well as boredom or impatience due to overexposure. It can describe physical exhaustion, as in 'She was tired after a long day at work,' or emotional exhaustion, as in 'He became tired and emotional after a few drinks.' Phrases like 'tired and emotional' euphemize drunkenness, while 'tired of one's own voice' describes boredom with oneself.

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