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tired

adjective uk   /taɪəd/ us    /taɪrd/

tired adjective (NEEDING REST)

A1 in need of rest or sleep: I was so tired when I got home from work last night that I had a quick nap. My legs are tired. She spoke in a tired voice.Tired and making tired

tired adjective (NOT INTERESTING)

disapproving describes people, ideas, or subjects that are not interesting because they are very familiar: It's always the same tired old faces at these meetings.Tedious and uninspiring be tired of sth/sb B1 to be bored with an activity or person: I'm so tired of doing the same job, day after day. Don't you get tired of quarrelling all the time? I'm sick and tired of you telling me what to do all the time.Bore and bored
tiredly
adverb uk   /ˈtaɪəd.li/ us    /ˈtaɪrd-/
feeling or showing a need to rest or sleepTired and making tired
tiredness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtaɪəd.nəs/ us    /taɪrd-/
B2 He said that it was tiredness that led him to make the mistake. I was overtaken by a sudden wave of tiredness.Tired and making tired
(Definition of tired from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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