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wea•ry



Pronunciation: (wēr'ē), [key]
adj., -ri•er, -ri•est,
v., -ried, -ry•ing.


adj.
1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
2. characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
3. impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of): weary of excuses.
4. characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.

v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become weary; fatigue or tire: The long hours of work have wearied me.
2. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often fol. by of): The long drive had wearied us of desert scenery. We had quickly wearied at such witless entertainment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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