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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weer-ee]
    • /ˈwɪər i/
    • /ˈwɪə.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weer-ee]
    • /ˈwɪər i/

Definitions of weary word

  • adjective weary physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain. 1
  • adjective weary characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey. 1
  • adjective weary impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by of): weary of excuses. 1
  • adjective weary characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait. 1
  • noun weary Feeling or showing tiredness, esp. as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep. 1
  • adjective weary tired 1

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Origin of weary

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (adj.) Middle English wery, Old English wērig; cognate with Old Saxon -wōrig; akin to Old English wōrian to crumble, break down, totter; (v.) Middle English werien, Old English wēr(i)gian, derivative of the adj.

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Parts of speech for Weary


weary popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for weary

adjective weary

  • tired — having a tire or tires.
  • beat — If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard.
  • tired out — exhausted
  • sleepy — ready or inclined to sleep; drowsy.
  • done in — past participle of do1 .

verb weary

  • drain — to withdraw or draw off (a liquid) gradually; remove slowly or by degrees, as by filtration: to drain oil from a crankcase.
  • sap — Fortification. a deep, narrow trench constructed so as to form an approach to a besieged place or an enemy's position.
  • exhaust — Drain (someone) of their physical or mental resources; tire out.
  • tyre — to furnish with tires.
  • tire — Archaic. to dress (the head or hair), especially with a headdress.

Antonyms for weary

adjective weary

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • animated — Someone who is animated or who is having an animated conversation is lively and is showing their feelings.
  • energetic — Showing or involving great activity or vitality.
  • lively — eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.
  • refreshed — to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively).

verb weary

  • comfort — If you are doing something in comfort, you are physically relaxed and contented, and are not feeling any pain or other unpleasant sensations.
  • encourage — Give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).
  • excite — Cause strong feelings of enthusiasm and eagerness in (someone).
  • invigorate — to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?

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