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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatigue, weariness, tirednessnoun

    temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

    "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"


  1. wearinessnoun

    exhaustion, fatigue or tiredness

  2. wearinessnoun

    a lack of interest or excitement

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wearinessnoun

    Etymology: from weary.

    Come, our stomachs
    Will make what’s homely savoury; weariness
    Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth
    Finds the down pillow hard. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Water-fowls supply the weariness of a long flight by taking water. Matthew Hale.

    Heaven, when the creature lies prostrate in the weakness of sleep and weariness, spreads the covering of night and darkness to conceal it. Robert South, Sermons.

    To full bowls each other they provoke;
    At length, with weariness and wine oppress’d,
    They rise from table, and withdraw to rest. Dryden.

    The more remained out of the weariness and fatigue of their late marches. Edward Hyde.


  1. weariness

    ‹See Tfd› Fatigue describes a state of tiredness or exhaustion. In general usage, fatigue often follows prolonged physical or mental activity. When fatigue occurs independently of physical or mental exertion, or does not resolve after rest or sleep, it may have other causes, such as a medical condition.Fatigue (in a medical context) often has no known cause, and is recognised as being complex in nature. Fatigue may be associated with conditions of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, and with many other conditions, including autoimmune diseases. It can also be associated with mental disorders such as depression.Fatigue (in the general usage sense of normal tiredness) can include both physical and mental fatigue. Physical fatigue results from muscle fatigue brought about by intense physical activity. Mental fatigue results from prolonged periods of cognitive activity which impairs cognitive ability. Mental fatigue can manifest as sleepiness, lethargy, or directed attention fatigue. Mental fatigue can also impair physical performance.


  1. weariness

    Weariness is a state of physical or mental fatigue, characterized by feeling tired, drained, or exhausted. This can result from overwork, lack of sleep, stress, or emotional strain. It often impacts a person's ability to function at their normal capacity, and typically necessitates rest or relaxation to recover.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wearinessnoun

    the quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weariness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weariness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of weariness in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Dungan:

    There is no war-weariness in France like there is in the U.K. or the U.S. There is no sense that Chirac, (successor Nicolas) Sarkozy or Hollande has lied to the French people, there is no sense that the country has been taken in the wrong direction.

  2. Paul Valéry:

    A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.

  3. Anais Nin:

    Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

  4. Arabic Proverb:

    Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.

  5. David Boaz:

    From the end of the Bush years up through 2013 and '14, there was a war weariness that was permeating even Republicans.

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