adj. wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est
1. Physically or mentally tired.
2. Expressive of or prompted by tiredness: a weary smile.
3. Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
4. Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.
tr. & intr.v. wea·ried, wea·ry·ing, wea·ries
To make or become weary. See Synonyms at tire1.
[Middle English weri, from Old English wērig.]
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