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Weary


WEARY, adjective

1. Having the strength much exhausted by toil or violent exertion; tired; fatigued. [It should be observed however that this word expresses less than tired, particularly when applied to a beast; as a tired horse. It is followed by of, before the cause of fatigue; as, to be weary of marching; to be weary of reaping; to be weary of study.]

2. Having the patience exhausted, or the mind yielding to discouragement. He was weary of asking for redress.

3. Causing weariness; tiresome; as a weary way; a weary life.

WEARY, verb transitive [from the adjective.]

1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength of the body; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary ones self with labor or traveling.

The people shall weary themselves for very vanity. Habakkuk 2:13.

2. To make impatient of continuance.

I stay too long by thee; I weary thee.

3. To harass by any thing irksome; as, to be wearied of waiting for the arrival of the post.

To weary out, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.