Tiredness vocabulary

Tiredness vocabulary with definitions and example sentences


Bleary (adj)

(of eyes or vision) unable to see clearly or focus your eyes properly because you are tired or ill
  • I usually wake up bleary-eyed in the morning.

Burnout (n)

emotional, physical or mental condition of having no energy, enthusiasm or confidence because you have worked hard for a long time
  • occupational/professional burnout
  • Teachers, nurses and social workers usually suffer from burnout.



Careworn (adj)

looking tired and sad because you have worries for a long time
  • He has a careworn expression on his face.

Comatose (adj)

humorous. without any energy or in a very deep sleep because you are very tired    
  • She was comatose from lack of sleep.

Dog-tired (adj)

informal. extremely tired

Drained (adj)

very tired and having no energy
  • I feel emotionally drained and unhappy.

Drawn (adj)

(of the face) looking pale and tired because of illness, pain or worry
  • Anna looked drawn and anxious.

Droop (v)

to bend or hang down because of weakness or tiredness
  • I think it’s time for bed. Your eyelids are drooping.

Drowsy (adj)

feeling tired and needing sleep
  • The light music made me drowsy.

Exhaust (v)

to make yourself/someone feel extremely tired
  • Driving all night exhausted me physically.
  • He has exhausted himself swimming two miles.

Exhausted (adj)

extremely tired
  • to be/feel/look exhausted
  • Carrying the heavy boxes left us exhausted.

Exhaustion (v)

the state of being exhausted
  • I was suffering from exhaustion and severe leg pain.

Fatigue (n)

the state of being extremely tired because of hard physical or mental work, stress or illness
  • Busy and stressful lifestyle is a common cause of fatigue.

Fatigued (adj)

extremely tired
  • Depression left her feeling fatigued.

Flop (v)

to lie or sit down suddenly because you are extremely tired or without any energy

  • He flopped down onto the sofa, as he was completely exhausted.

Frazzled (adj)

informal. very tired and slightly worried

  • My nerves are totally frazzled.

Groggy (adj)

informal. weak and unable to concentrate, think clearly or move steadily because of being ill/sick or tired

  • The antidepressants made him groggy.

Haggard (adj)

looking very tired, anxious or ill especially with dark circles under your eyes

  • He looked thin and haggard.

Overtired (adj)

completely exhausted

Somnolent (adj)

tired and sleepy

  • a somnolent evening

Spent (adj)

formal. very tired and without energy

  • I was utterly spent at the end.

Tire (v)

to get tired, or to make someone feel tired

  • He tires quickly these days.

Tired (adj)

having no energy because you need to rest or sleep

  • I was too tired to do anything else.

Wearing (adj)

causing you to be mentally or physically tired

  • Working with animals all day can be wearing.

Wearisome (adj)

tiring and boring

  • a difficult and wearisome task

Wear out (v)

to exhaust yourself/someone

  • Looking after these children really wears me out.

Weary (adj)

very tired or fatigued after doing something for a long time

  • I felt weary after the walk along the cliffs.

Whacked (adj)

informal. extremely tired

  • I’m completely whacked.

Wiped out (adj)

informal. completely exhausted

Worn out (adj)

informal. emotionally or physically exhausted

  • We are absolutely  worn out after a five-mile run.

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