- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ˈtaɪ̯əd]
- (Standard Southern British) IPA(key): [ˈtɑjəd]
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- (MLE) IPA(key): [ˈtajəd], [ˈtæ̞ːəd]
- (General American, Ireland) IPA(key): [ˈtaɪ̯ɚd]
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- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)d
- In need of some rest or sleep.
- 1964, John F. Kennedy, “Where We Stand”, in A Nation of Immigrants, Revised and Enlarged edition, Harper & Row, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 77:
- The famous words of Emma Lazarus on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty read: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Until 1921 this was an accurate picture of our society. Under present law it would be appropriate to add: “as long as they come from Northern Europe, are not too tired or too poor or slightly ill, never stole a loaf of bread, never joined any questionable organization, and can document their activities for the past two years.”
- Fed up, annoyed, irritated, sick of.
- I'm tired of this
- Overused, cliché.
- a tired song
- Old and worn.
- a tired-looking hotel room
- (slang, African-American Vernacular, derogatory) Played out, ineffectual; incompetent
- 2011, Dalee Sambo Dorough, “Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Arctive Perspective”, in Stephen Allen, Alexandra Xanthaki, editors, Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 527:
- They even went so far as to question whether indigenous peoples are 'peoples' in a tired attempt to deny the status of indigenous peoples in order to deny their right to self-determination.
Usage notes edit
- Adverbs often applied to "tired": physically, mentally, emotionally.
- (in need of rest): exhausted, fatigued, languid; See also Thesaurus:fatigued
- (in need of sleep): sleepy; See also Thesaurus:sleepy
- (fed up): See also Thesaurus:annoyed
- (overused): See also Thesaurus:hackneyed
Derived terms edit
in need of rest or sleep
fed up — see fed up
overused — see overused
See also edit
tired (not comparable)
- Alternative form of .
- 1899 October, The Automobile Magazine, volume I, number 1, New York, N.Y.: The United States Industrial Publishing Company, page 86:
- With the replacement of the horse by the automobile these detrimental effects would disappear. The cost of road maintenance in parks and elsewhere would be reduced to a minimum, with the action of the elements as the only cause of “wear,” while the “tear,” which proceeds entirely from the impact of horses’ feet and the cutting of metal-tired carriage wheels would be entirely done away with.
- 2019 April 25, Morgan Rousseau, “SEPTA to travelers: ‘Respect the train’”, in Metro, page 4:
- “Never travel into a crossing until the flashing lights go out completely,” SEPTA Assistant General Manager of System Safety Jim Fox said Wednesday. “There may be a second train coming from the opposite direction that will re-activate the gates. Trains can’t swerve to avoid something in their way or stop on a dime like a rubber-tired vehicle.”