1. depleted of strength or energy;
- Example: "tired mothers with crying babies"
- Example: "too tired to eat"
2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
- Example: "bromidic sermons"
- Example: "his remarks were trite and commonplace"
- Example: "hackneyed phrases"
- Example: "a stock answer"
- Example: "repeating threadbare jokes"
- Example: "parroting some timeworn axiom"
- Example: "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
[syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tire \Tire\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiring.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E. tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear out; or cf. E. tarry.] To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tired \Tired\, a. Weary; fatigued; exhausted. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
tired adj 1: depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat" [ant: rested] 2: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
142 Moby Thesaurus words for "tired": all in, appareled, arrayed, attired, ausgespielt, beat, beat up, beaten, bedecked, blase, bone-weary, breeched, bromidic, bushed, capped, chausse, clad, cliched, cloaked, clothed, coifed, commonplace, costumed, dead, dead-and-alive, dead-tired, deadbeat, debilitated, decked, dight, disguised, dispirited, dog-tired, dog-weary, done, done in, done up, drained, dressed, drooping, droopy, effete, emptied, endued, enervated, enfeebled, exhausted, fagged, fagged out, faint, fainting, far-gone, fatigued, fed-up, feeling faint, flagging, footsore, frazzled, garbed, garmented, gone, good and tired, gowned, habilimented, habited, hackneyed, hooded, invested, irked, jaded, knocked out, laid low, languid, life-weary, liveried, mantled, melancholic, melancholy, overused, overworked, pantalooned, played out, pooped, pooped out, prostrate, raimented, ready to drop, rigged out, robed, run ragged, run-down, sagging, satiated, seedy, shod, shoed, shotten, sick, sick of, spent, splenetic, stale, stereotyped, tired of, tired of living, tired out, tired to death, tired-winged, togged, toilworn, tricked out, trite, trousered, tuckered out, unimaginative, unoriginal, unrefreshed, unrestored, used up, vested, vestmented, washed-up, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weakened, wearied, weariful, weary, weary unto death, weary-footed, weary-laden, weary-winged, weary-worn, whacked, wilting, wiped out, world-weary, worn, worn out, worn-down, worn-out