weary Definition

  • 1feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep
  • 2reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of

Using weary: Examples

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

  • Example

    After a long day at work, I feel weary and just want to go to bed.

  • Example

    The travelers were weary after a long journey.

  • Example

    I'm weary of all the political drama in the news.

  • Example

    She was weary of his constant complaints.

weary Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using weary

  • bone-weary

    extremely tired, exhausted


    After running a marathon, I was bone-weary and could barely stand.

  • weary one's welcome

    to stay too long as a guest and become an annoyance


    I don't want to weary my welcome, so I'll only stay for a few days.

  • a task that is tiring and boring


    Cleaning the house can be a wearisome task, but it has to be done.

Phrases with weary

  • tired of something or someone


    I'm weary of all the negativity in the world.

  • a person who is tired from traveling


    The hotel offers a comfortable bed for weary travelers.

  • a facial expression that shows tiredness or boredom


    He gave me a weary look when I asked him to help me move the furniture.

Origins of weary

from Old English 'wฤ“rig'


Summary: weary in Brief

The term 'weary' [หˆwษชษ™ri] describes a state of tiredness, often resulting from physical exertion or lack of sleep. It can also refer to a feeling of being tired of something or someone, as in 'I'm weary of all the political drama in the news.' 'Weary' can be used in phrases like 'weary traveler,' 'weary of,' and idioms like 'bone-weary,' meaning extremely tired, and 'wearisome task,' referring to a tiring and boring task.

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