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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.
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tired adjective (NOT INTERESTING)

disapproving used to describe people, ideas, or subjects that are not interesting because they are very familiar: It's always the same tired old faces at these meetings.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.
tiredly
adverb uk   /ˈtaɪəd.li/  us   /ˈtaɪrd-/
feeling or showing a need to rest or sleep
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.
Translations of “tired”
in Korean 피곤한…
in Arabic مُتْعَب…
in Portuguese cansado…
in Catalan cansat…
in Japanese 疲れた…
in Italian stanco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要休息的, 疲勞的,疲倦的,累的…
in Russian усталый…
in Turkish yorgun, bitkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要休息的, 疲劳的,疲倦的,累的…
in Polish zmęczony…
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