weariness

weariness
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Exhaustion
Nouns
1. weariness, tiredness, exhaustion, lethargy, lassitude, fatigue; drowsiness, languor, languidness; weakness, faintness. Slang, rack attack, three-o'clock syndrome. See dejection, indifference.
2. (tiring person) bore, proser, nuisance. Informal, wet blanket. Slang, drip, creep, pain in the neck, deadhead, plonk, dweeb, nudge, drone, Irving.
3. (tiresomeness) wearisomeness, tedium, tediousness, dull work, boredom, ennui, sameness, monotony, twice-told tale; heavy hours, time on one's hands. Slang, snooze.
Verbs
1. weary; wear, wear or tire out, tire, fatigue, jade; bore, weary, or tire to death; send or put to sleep; wear thin, frazzle, exhaust; run ragged, burn out; weigh down; harp on, dwell on. Slang, do in.
2. be weary of, never hear the last of; be tired of; gasp, pant; yawn. Informal, peter out. Slang, climb the wall, be fed to the gills or teeth, have had it, crump out.
3. bore [to tears]. Slang, bore stiff.
Adjectives
1. wearying, wearing, arduous, fatiguing, tiring; wearisome, tiresome, irksome; uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, dry, monotonous, dull, drab, dreary, tedious, trying, humdrum, flat, wooden; prosy, soporific, somniferous.
2. weary, tired, spent, fatigued; toilworn, footsore; winded, out of breath; drowsy, sleepy; uninterested, flagging; used up, worn out; dog-tired, readyto drop, more dead than alive, played out; exhausted, breathless, shortwinded, dead tired, dead on one's feet; prostrate, on one's last legs, horsde combat. Informal, fed up, all in. Slang, done up, pooped [out], bushed, fagged, beat, tuckered out, zonked out, wasted, fucked.
3. bored, sick and tired, blasé, jaded.
Adverbs — wearily, boringly, tiresomely, etc.; ad nauseam.
Quotations — He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him (Beerbohm Tree), The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything (Voltaire), The plowman homeward plods his weary way, and leaves the world to darkness and to me (Thomas Gray), Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary... (Edgar Allan Poe), It is weariness to keep toiling at the same things so that one becomes ruled by them (Heraclitus).
Antonyms, see energy, amusement.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. tiredness, exhaustion, dullness; see fatigue , lassitude .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition of being extremely tired: exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness. See TIRED. 2. A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asep-ticism, blandness, colorlessness, drabness, dreariness, dryness, dullness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, sterileness, sterility, stodginess, vapidity, vapidness. See EXCITE.

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