(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. exhausted, fatigued, overworked; see tired .
See Synonym Study at tired . v.
1. [To make weary]
Syn. annoy, vex, distress, irk, tax, strain, overwork, exhaust, fatigue, tire, tucker out*, harass, bore, disgust, dishearten, unman, dispirit, wear out, cause ennui, leave one cold, depress, cloy, glut, jade, overstuff, burden, sicken, nauseate.
Ant. revive*, refresh, animate.
2. [To become weary]
Syn. pain, flag, be worn out, sink, droop, lose interest, fall off, tire, grow tired, drowse, doze, sicken; see also sleep .
Ant. excite, enjoy, be amused.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
tire, get sick of, burn out, exhaust, fatigue, tax, drain, sap, enervate, bore.
ANT.: invigorate, energize, stimulate
1. tired worn out, exhausted, fatigued, taxed, drained, sapped, *wrung out, *trashed out, spent, *pooped, bushed, tuckered out, all in, *beat, *dead, burned out, *shot.
2. sick of *had it, fed up, disgusted, bored, intolerant, jaded, burned out.
3. tiresome tedious, boring, monotonous.
ANT.: 1. invigorated, refreshed, energized. 2. fascinated, stimulated. 3. stimulating, interesting
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Extremely tired: bleary, dead, drained, exhausted, fatigued, rundown, spent, tired out, wearied, weariful, worn-down, worn-out. Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out). Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out). Idioms: all in, ready to drop. See HEALTH, TIRED. 1. Out of patience with: disgusted, fed up, sick, tired. Idiom: sick and tired. See TIRED. 3. Arousing no interest or curiosity: boring, drear, dreary, dry, dull, humdrum, irksome, monotonous, stuffy, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, weariful, wearisome. See EXCITE. II verb 1. To diminish the strength and energy of: drain, fatigue, jade, tire, wear, wear down, wear out. See TIRED. 2. To fatigue with dullness or tedium: bore, tire. See EXCITE.

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