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Weary appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • really very weary
  • Willie's really weary.

Weary appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Her air fare," he damned Ruby Rae, "was a dud, as a weary burden made her a friar, eh?"
  • To lash to my nametag or baton odd lots, a weary Rae was told: "do not abrogate many moths a lot."
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Weary is sometimes a misspelling of wary or wearing.

The word weary is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective weary

What does weary mean as an attribute of a noun?

Weary is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more weary / wearier | most weary / weariest

  1. physically and mentally fatigued

Alternative definition of the adjective weary


  1. A feeling of being mentally fatigued.
  2. Expressive of fatigue.

Definition of the verb weary

What does weary mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wearied

  1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  2. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Alternative definition of the verb weary


  1. To make or to become weary.


Weary is a fictional character from the 1959 film Up Periscope.


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  2. "Weary" is a composition.

Phrases with Weary

  1. weary willie
  2. Shank-Weary
  3. world-weary

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weary

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Google previewThe Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (1907)

by Charles Rufus Brown

The word weary refers to the fatigued and faint condition of one overcome by work, or distress, and especially to suffering from thirst (seo Oen. 25 : 29 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington

weary; exhausted; weakened, as by sickness; debilitated; enervated; faint; Matt . 15: 32; fatigued; harassed; faded; languid; overdone; tiresome; weakened; worried; tikambi, pp., tikambi, a., dull; enervate; feeble; frail; weak; weary; iktikambo, ...

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Usage statistics about weary

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb weary:


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Quotes about Weary

Sleep and turn and sleep again,
Spite of the morning birds.
I am weary of strife with men,
Weary of fruitless words.

Once I traveled in blossomed ways,
Ere I had learned to weep.
Sleep is better than loveless days.
Death is better than sleep. (Gamaliel Bradford)
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Scrabble value of W4E1A1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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