weary: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wēr'ē), [key]
— adj., v., -ri•er, -ri•est, -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
  2. characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
  3. impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of&hasp;): weary of excuses.
  4. characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become weary; fatigue or tire: The long hours of work have wearied me.
  2. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often fol. by of&hasp;): The long drive had wearied us of desert scenery. We had quickly wearied at such witless entertainment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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