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tired

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a tired cliché (=boring because it has been used so often)
▪ The story is based on a series of tired clichés.
desperately poor/ill/tired etc
▪ He was desperately ill with a fever.
look tired/happy/sad etc
▪ You look tired. You should go to bed.
old though it is/tired though he was etc
▪ Strange though it may seem, I like housework.
sleepy/tired
▪ His eyes looked sleepy.
▪ Her hair was a mess and her eyes were tired.
sleepy/tired (also wearyliterary)
▪ He rubbed his tired eyes and yawned.
though old/tired etc
▪ The rooms, though small, were pleasant and airy.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ He should have felt as tired and inadequate as his age and circumstances dictated, but he did not.
▪ He didn't even notice the tannoy, he was already as tired as I was and he could barely stand.
▪ I don't think I was quite as tired as you ....
▪ He had some poundage on me, and he wasn't as tired as I was.
▪ It had been a long and exhausting day, and she had to admit that she felt as tired as he looked.
▪ He looked as tired as a man could be and still stand upright.
how
▪ I didn't realise how tired I am - and I've got a lot to do tomorrow.
▪ I hadn't realised how tired I was till I saw that bed.
▪ He thought how tired she looked.
▪ I know how tired she must be after the journey.
▪ She had completely forgotten how tired and hungry she was.
▪ Until now, he had barely spoken, except to tell me how tired he was.
▪ She yawned, to show how tired she was, and to her dismay found her excuse was genuine.
▪ Sitting down, he realized just how tired he was.
just
▪ Better to say nothing, and try to pretend she was just tired.
▪ Or maybe he's just tired.
▪ She must have been just tired, Muriel thought.
more
▪ She was more tired than she used to be, that was all.
▪ In this circumstance we feel more tired as the evening and the night wear on.
▪ The more tired she became the more bitterly she blamed James.
▪ It is likely that this will make him more tired than usual and so we might guess that he will sleep longer.
▪ Endill continued to search on his own but was becoming more and more tired.
▪ The maid - I think her name was Anna looked a little more tired and heavy-eyed after her exertions of the previous evening.
▪ I had grown more and more tired, energy seeped away and I had begun to sweat at night.
▪ If you are exhausted, you can be sure the baby is even more tired.
never
▪ I was never tired now; all my old energy seemed to have returned.
▪ Artists and poets have never tired of its historic buildings and artisan shops, richly wooded hills and lovely views.
▪ I also know he was never tired of gazing at me as I lay on my front.
▪ Hughes, for his part, never tired of pointing out his opponents' errors.
▪ She was never tired till past midnight.
rather
▪ I ask this because I really am getting rather tired of providing this service for my wife.
▪ Then she kindly pushed back, as I was rather tired.
▪ Faded was the word that sprang to mind - everything had a rather tired quality about it.
▪ Ten minutes ago I had felt angry, rather tired, and very hard done by.
▪ It was a revelation in its heyday, but Viz is now starting to look rather tired.
▪ Put another way much of the conventional wisdom looks rather tired in the face of emerging realities.
▪ Charlotte got back into London rather late that night, and rather tired, but hooked beyond redemption upon Aurae Phiala.
▪ He still looked rather tired, having spent several weeks in hospital undergoing treatment for manic depression.
so
▪ You don't get so tired.
▪ The men were so tired they found it hard to march.
▪ I required a longer rest; and could I be driven home by some one, as I felt so tired?
▪ And she was so tired of being afraid.
So tired of being the target of insults. So tired.
▪ By the time dinner was cleared, Julia thought that she had never felt so tired.
▪ This never worked because he was always so tired from running about the library all day he fell straight to sleep.
▪ He had been so tired that he couldn't hear either the telephone or his alarm clock.
too
▪ He may go too far for his capabilities and get too tired to walk back safely.
▪ If they are not too tired.
▪ Claudia accepted his arm round her shoulders as inevitable; she was far too tired to fight him at the moment.
▪ No one made passes at her; they were all too busy and too tired.
▪ Or just too tired to do anything but enjoy looking at the pretty lady.
▪ He was too tired for work but felt he must continue otherwise he would think back to Cranston's words about Benedicta.
▪ They were too tired to notice as I crept out again.
very
▪ I often have this type of fantasy when very tired, and that certainly I was.
▪ She was very tired: every day that week she had got up at five.
▪ As a result, we feel very tired after a comparatively short time.
▪ Brian was tired, very tired.
▪ I was very tired and began to feel ill.
▪ Instead she felt very, very tired.
▪ I was very tired, and fell asleep as the three men talked.
▪ She felt very tired and as she shifted position she detected an ache in her left hip.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be sick (and tired) of (doing) sth
▪ Gad, I was sick and tired of life.
▪ I think the archivist who helped me is sick of the sight of me by now.
▪ I was sick of concealments - those retentions of his.
▪ I was sick of following baseball through the abbreviated box scores of the international Herald Tribune.
▪ No one, knowing the Patriarch, could doubt that, after a day of his voice, Zacco was sick of him.
▪ People were sick of the war.
▪ We are sick and tired of the proliferation of guns.
▪ When we first started we were sick of the way many groups would adopt a cool persona for interviews.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Can we stop soon? I'm getting really tired.
▪ I'm so tired!
▪ I've never seen him look so tired.
▪ I tried to watch the news on TV, but I was too tired to stay awake.
▪ I usually feel too tired to cook dinner after a day at the office.
▪ Look at their tired little faces.
▪ Overly tired drivers can be nearly as dangerous as drunk drivers.
▪ She had tired-looking bags under her eyes.
▪ the tired parents of newborns
▪ The kids were really tired, so we sent them to bed.
▪ They came back from their long walk, tired but relaxed.
▪ We sat down and stretched out our tired legs.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But I feel terribly tired and completely lacking in self-confidence.
▪ Happily tired, we then crawled off to bed.
▪ I was tired of the masquerade myself - it had gone too far without me meaning it.
▪ Let him rest if he becomes tired or frustrated.
▪ She felt sad and immensely tired that she was about to see for the first time how Eddie had died.
▪ She stayed in the chair as dusk crept over the garden below, too physically and mentally tired to move.
▪ That night I was just too tired to go to the team party.
Wikipedia

Tired

Tired may refer to:

  • Fatigue (medical), a feeling of exhaustion
  • Boredom, an emotional state

Tired (EP)

TIRED was the first studio album by MONKEY MAJIK. It was released on May 13, 2002 as a Limited Edition EP.

Tired (Stone Sour song)

"Tired" is a song by American rock band Stone Sour, released on August 14, 2013 as the second single from their fourth album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tired

Tire \Tire\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tired; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiring.] [OE. teorien to become weary, to fail, AS. teorian to be tired, be weary, to tire, exhaust; perhaps akin to E. tear to rend, the intermediate sense being, perhaps, to wear out; or cf. E. tarry.] To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

Tired

Tired \Tired\, a. Weary; fatigued; exhausted.

WordNet

tired

  1. adj. depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat" [ant: rested]

  2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, trite, well-worn]

Wiktionary

tired

  1. 1 In need of some rest or sleep. 2 fed up, annoyed, irritated, sick of. 3 overused, cliché. v

  2. (en-past of: tire)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

tired

"exhausted, fatigued, weary," early 15c., past participle adjective from tire (v.).

Usage examples of "tired".

When we went on holidays, we called it going pink-eye, my Aboriginal father carried me on his shoulders when I was tired.

Here is the Park, And O, the languid midsummer wafts adust, The tired midsummer blooms!

He tried to move to the aft end of the room but immediately felt tired and dizzy.

The slim Senite appeared on the screen, no longer looking ageless and aloof, but shaken and tired.

This must have been one of his bored days, spent wandering aimlessly through the house with an occasional pause to glance over some possession of his before he grew tired of it and began wandering again.

I only danced one minuet with her, for my amorous exploits and the heavy supper I had taken had tired me, and I longed for rest.

Throughout the remaining conversation the Anointed was visibly tired and irritable, while John was simply impatient to be done and leave.

Until now I have earned twenty crowns, but I am afraid the lady will get tired of it, and you can make me earn two sequins by answering a line.

He was ravenous for the buttermilk, and when he stretched on the bench in the arbour the flickering patches of sunlight so tantalized his tired eyes, while the bees made such splendid music, he was soon sound asleep.

Gaar and I were much more tired than Arem, considering that we walked the entire way.

Once Sweetie grew tired of barking at the armadillo, she followed me up the front steps and to the door.

Of course she enjoyed a good fuck and never tired of letting men get into her pants but the truth was what she found deeply arousing was taking control of a man.

That was good, that was a relief, but there remained such a distance to travel, over ground that seemed shaky as aspic beneath her, and she really was very tired When she crumpled unconscious to the cobbles, she had the good fortune to be noticed.

I did not personally sustain any direct impression, but Averell said there was something about the Japanese attacking the Americans, and, in spite of being tired and resting, we all sat up.

He was thoroughly tired of his offhand statement about lizard-men, and tireder of having Auster throw it back at him every time he opened his mouth.