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English definition of “weary”

weary

verb     /ˈwɪə.ri/ US  /ˈwɪr.i/ formal
[T] to make someone feel tired: Children weary me all day with their constant inquiries and demands.Tired and making tired [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.Bore and bored wearily     /ˈwɪə.rɪ.li/ US  /ˈwɪr.ɪ-/ adverb I dragged myself wearily out of bed at five o'clock this morning.Tired and making tired weariness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Tired and making tired
(Definition of weary verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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