tired Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tiredadjective [not gradable]

 us   /tɑɪərd/
in need of ​rest or ​sleep: I had been up all ​night with the ​baby and was really tired.tired of If you are tired of something, you are ​bored or ​annoyed by it: I’m tired of ​cleaning up after you.
(Definition of tired from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tired" in British English

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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 ​quicknap. My ​legs are tired. She ​spoke in a tired ​voice.
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tired adjective (NOT INTERESTING)

disapproving used to ​describepeople, ​ideas, or ​subjects that are not ​interesting because they are very ​familiar: It's always the same tired oldfaces 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 ​arguing all the ​time? I'm sick and tired of you ​telling me what to do all the ​time.
adverb uk   /ˈtaɪəd.li/  us   /ˈtaɪrd-/
feeling or ​showing a need to ​rest or ​sleep
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 ​suddenwave of tiredness.
(Definition of tired from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tired”
in Arabic مُتْعَب…
in Korean 피곤한…
in Portuguese cansado…
in Catalan cansat…
in Japanese 疲れた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要休息的, 疲劳的,疲倦的,累的…
in Turkish yorgun, bitkin…
in Russian усталый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要休息的, 疲勞的,疲倦的,累的…
in Italian stanco…
in Polish zmęczony…
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