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"weary" in British English

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wearyadjective

uk   /ˈwɪə.ri/  us   /ˈwɪr.i/
C2 very ​tired, ​especially after ​working hard for a ​longtime: I ​think he's a little weary after his ​longjourney. Here, ​sit down and ​restyour 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 ​places for ​years and I've just grown weary of it.

wearyverb

uk   /ˈwɪə.ri/  us   /ˈwɪr.i/ formal
[T] to make someone ​feeltired: Children weary me with ​theirconstantquestions and ​demands. [I] to ​start to ​feel that something or someone is ​boring: Some ​people never ​seem to weary ofeating 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   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of weary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"weary" in American English

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wearyadjective

 us   /ˈwɪər·i/
very ​tired, esp. from hard ​work: Even my ​brain is weary ​tonight!
wearily
adverb  us   /ˈwɪər·ə·li/
I ​dragged myself wearily out of ​bed.
weariness
noun [U]  us   /ˈwɪər·i·nəs/
My weariness was so ​great, I couldn’t ​evenanswer the ​telephone.
(Definition of weary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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