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weary

adjective uk   /ˈwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈwɪr.i/
C2 very tired, especially after working hard for a long time: I think he's a little weary after his long journey. Here, sit down and rest your weary legs.weary of C2 bored with something because you have experienced too much of it: I've been going out with the same people to the same clubs for years and I've just grown weary of it.

weary

verb uk   /ˈwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈwɪr.i/ formal
[T] to make someone feel tired: Children weary me all day with their constant inquiries and demands. [I] to start to feel that something or someone is boring: Some people never seem to weary of eating the same type of food every day.
wearily
adverb uk   /ˈwɪə.rɪ.li/ us    /ˈwɪr.ɪ-/
I dragged myself wearily out of bed at five o'clock this morning.
weariness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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