Tiredness vocabulary with definitions and example sentences
(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.
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.
looking tired and sad because you have worries for a long time
- He has a careworn expression on his face.
humorous. without any energy or in a very deep sleep because you are very tired
- She was comatose from lack of sleep.
informal. extremely tired
very tired and having no energy
- I feel emotionally drained and unhappy.
(of the face) looking pale and tired because of illness, pain or worry
- Anna looked drawn and anxious.
to bend or hang down because of weakness or tiredness
- I think it’s time for bed. Your eyelids are drooping.
feeling tired and needing sleep
- The light music made me drowsy.
to make yourself/someone feel extremely tired
- Driving all night exhausted me physically.
- He has exhausted himself swimming two miles.
- to be/feel/look exhausted
- Carrying the heavy boxes left us exhausted.
the state of being exhausted
- I was suffering from exhaustion and severe leg pain.
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.
- Depression left her feeling fatigued.
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.
informal. very tired and slightly worried
- My nerves are totally frazzled.
informal. weak and unable to concentrate, think clearly or move steadily because of being ill/sick or tired
- The antidepressants made him groggy.
looking very tired, anxious or ill especially with dark circles under your eyes
- He looked thin and haggard.
tired and sleepy
- a somnolent evening
formal. very tired and without energy
- I was utterly spent at the end.
to get tired, or to make someone feel tired
- He tires quickly these days.
having no energy because you need to rest or sleep
- I was too tired to do anything else.
causing you to be mentally or physically tired
- Working with animals all day can be wearing.
tiring and boring
- a difficult and wearisome task
Wear out (v)
to exhaust yourself/someone
- Looking after these children really wears me out.
very tired or fatigued after doing something for a long time
- I felt weary after the walk along the cliffs.
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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